|Scaling Masada's topmost cliffs. |
The climb above the ramp (c 1930)
Yadin role was to unearth Masada's many secrets.
|On top of Masada|
Other explorers examined the mountain in the 1850s and 1860s.
According to Yadin, "the most profound and pioneering study of Masada was done by the German scholar Adolf Schulten, who was among the first scholars to spend a whole month at Masada in 1932.... His plans laid the foundation for the future study of the ruins."
|Roman camps and Dead |
Sea below (circa 1900)
|The way up to Masada|
Some of the Library of Congress photographs of Masada that appear here were taken around the same time as Schulten's expedition to Masada.
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