Masada (Israel): Roman Siege Camp at Base of Plateau

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5/22/2016
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Judea , Israel , Dead Sea , Jewish-Roman War , First Jewish Revolt , Siege , Herod the Great , Fortress , Mesa , Siege Camp , Roman Camp
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During the Jewish-Roman War in the 1st Century CE, the Jewish rebels occupied the fortress. Roman troops established several siege camps at the base of the plateau. From the summit their remains appear as square blocks on the floor of the desert.
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