April 16 73 – The Jewish Revolt Ends When Roman Soldiers Capture the Fortress at Masada

April 16 73 – The Jewish Revolt Ends When Roman Soldiers Capture the Fortress at MasadaRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Situated on steep cliffs some 1,300 feet above the Judean Desert about 2.5 miles southwest of the Dead Sea, Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with stunning panoramic views of eastern Israel. Historically, the isolated fortress serves as a controversial reminder of the Jewish Revolt, which came to an end on April 16, 73 when Roman soldiers broke through the gate at Masada. What they allegedly found within made the site the stuff of legend. The history of Masada begins, according to the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, […]