© Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East, APAAME_20060910_DLK-0147. Photographer: David L. Kennedy

The fearsome Tenth Roman Legion that attacked Masada also laid siege to Machaerus. The Roman camp pictured above was the base of operations for the siege, which included the beginning of the construction of a massive ramp to reach the summit of the site. While this strategy worked for the Tenth Legion at Masada, the ramp was never completed at Machaerus.