This category is for sites or pages related to the events ending the siege of Masada in the Jewish Wars of 68-74 A.D. The historian Flavius Josephus tells how the besieged Jews agreed upon, and implemented, a mass suicide pact. He was obviously not an eyewitness; modern historians and archaeologists have varying ideas about how accurate his account was.
Josephus Describes Mass Suicide at Masada
Relevant excerpt from the writings of Josephus.
Article on historical events at Masada as well as detailing archaeological finds there by historical period.
Masada: Desert Fortress Overlooking the Dead Sea
Article on the suicides and archaeological excavations, also featuring a photograph and map of the area. From the Jewish Virtual Library.
Masada: the Credibility of Josephus
Did hundreds of Jews commit suicide at Masada?
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