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This does not really disprove the dominant story of Masada

But it is another question mark


Researchers: Masada remains were Romans

Two Israeli researchers believe ancient human remains discovered at Masada in the 1960s and given a full Jewish burial by Israeli authorities may in fact be Romans. Joe Zias, an anthropologist, and Azriel Gorski, a forensics expert, write this week in Near Eastern Archaeology that the two male skeletons and the head of women’s hair including two braids probably belonged to Romans who had been captured by Jewish zealots before Masada fell to Rome in 70 CE. It had previously been believed that the remains were of Jews who killed themselves and their families rather than surrender to the Romans. Using modern forensics –more–

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Written by morris

January 25, 2009 at 6:32 pm

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