Courtesy BIPAC

Sweet success. This British volunteer, one of the thousands who worked at Masada in the early 1960s, carries precious glass that she discovered in one of the storerooms of Herod the Great (37–4 B.C.). She and her peers at Masada made up one of archaeology’s more diverse crews: They were violin makers, pharmacists, elephant tamers and others—all eager to work at the site of the last stand of the Jewish zealots who revolted against Rome.