The story of Masada is very powerful and worth a quick check on the
Internet. 965 Jewish men, women, children rebelling against Rome fled
to Masada and held out there for a few years.
The story ends after the destruction of Jerusalem when instead of them
being taken as slaves, they killed themselves as martyrs.
This is a mosaic floor from a living quarter.
to see who would be chosen to kill the next to last man and then fall
on his own sword.
They found the actual stone pieces with the names of the men who drew lots.
the Jews came here. They would burn wood that would heat those pillars
which would heat the floor tiles and the wall tiles. Ingenious.
colors were. Proof styles come around again–even after 2,000 years!