BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES: Masada
Masada was a mountain fortress built by King Herod. Masada was a seemingly impregnable ancient stronghold located in an incredibly dramatic location, rising from the Judean desert of Israel, close to the Dead Sea.
Two thousands years ago, a band of Jewish freedom fighters defied the might of the Roman legions at Masada for three years, choosing death over slavery.
Nine hundred and sixty men, women and children eventually committed suicide rather than submit to their Roman conquerors. Or did they?