Werner Braun

Synagogue at Masada. Originally built by King Herod between 36 and 30 B.C., the synagogue was reused by Jewish Zealots who occupied the mountaintop fortress in 66 A.D., when the First Jewish Revolt against Rome began. After Jerusalem fell, Masada was besieged by Roman legions who finally conquered and burned it in 73 or 74 A.D.