New Masada dig

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StephenGoranson
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New Masada dig

Post by StephenGoranson » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:25 am

http://forward.com/news/382132/exclusiv ... op-masada/

Includes mention of ostraca and "a collapsed cave believed to possibly contain rare scrolls."
Unlike Kh. Qumran, Masada does not have rain runoff from higher hills and from a sometimes-broken aqueduct system. It's drier.
Some Masada ms survived in part because of the casemate wall and an area with tannin from leather. I know nothing about the "collapsed cave" mentioned, but further ms fragments from Masada are at least possible.

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Re: New Masada dig

Post by Secret Alias » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:58 am

Very cool. Thank you for sharing this.
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