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Near Arad, Southern District (Mehoz HaDarom), Israel
 

The “Casemate of the Scrolls”

 
 
The "Casemate of the Scrolls" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 11, 2013
1. The "Casemate of the Scrolls" Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
Inscription. A large and rare concentration of finds from the time of the revolt was found in a corner of the room of the wall in which we stand: inscribed sheets of papyrus, fragments of scrolls, silver shekel coins, textiles, sandals, and glass vessels and bone implements. Among the finds was the pay record of a Roman cavalryman in the Tenth Legion. The most interesting finds were the scroll fragments, some of which show that during the siege there were members of different sects on the mountain. The finds were gathered here by Roman soldiers collecting booty after the fall of Masada. On the floor of the room were found ballista balls and rolling stones, which came from the roof of the casemate and the nearby tower.
 
Location. 31° 19.04′ N, 35° 21.182′ E. Marker is near Arad, Southern District (Mehoz HaDarom). Marker can be reached from Masada National Park Service Road just west of National Route 90, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the ancient Herodian fortification, on top of an isolated rock plateau, on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. The historical marker is situated on the western edge of the fortifications, in front of some Roman ruins between the Western and Northern Palaces.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
The "Casemate of the Scrolls" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 11, 2013
2. The "Casemate of the Scrolls" Marker
View of the historical marker along the western edge of the ruins of Masada.
7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Synagogue (a few steps from this marker); Columbarium Tower (dovecot) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Water Gate (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Rebel's Community Life (about 90 meters away); The Breaching Point (about 90 meters away); The Discovery Location of the "Lots" (about 90 meters away); Bathing in Roman Style (about 120 meters away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Masada. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Masada. This is a link to information provided by the Jewish Virtual Library website. (Submitted on April 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Masada. This is a link to information provided by the Masada National Park website. (Submitted on April 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Masada. This is a link to information provided by the Biblical Places website. (Submitted on April 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Masada - UNESCO World Heritage Centre. This
The "Casemate of the Scrolls" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 11, 2013
3. The "Casemate of the Scrolls" Marker
Close-up view of an artist's rendering of one of the scrolls.
is a link to information provided by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. (Submitted on April 1, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The "Casemate of the Scrolls" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 11, 2013
4. The "Casemate of the Scrolls" Marker
View of the historical marker in front of the entrance to the ruins of the "Casemate of the Scrolls."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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