Masada (Israel): Frescoes and Columns of Lower Terrace of Northern Palace

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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 , Fresco , Northern Palace , Fluted Columns
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The lower level of the Northern Palace that hung from the northern tip of the plateau had elaborate decorations. Here one can see the remains of colored frescoes. There are aslo solumns topped with corinitian capitals. Althoug imitating the look of carved pilasters, the columns are actually blocks covered with plaster in a way to represent flutting.
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