Iotapata, Josephus, and the siege of 67: preliminary report on the 1992-94 seasons

Adan-Bayewitz, David; Aviam, Mordechai
November 1997
Journal of Roman Archaeology;1997, Vol. 10, p131
Academic Journal
The article deals with the excavation on the hill of Yodefat in Israel which revealed evidence of the seige of A.D. 67. It discusses the results of previous archaeological investigation which claimed that the town on the hill of the Yodefat was destroyed in the year 67 and never re-occupied after. However, excavation on the site further revealed evidence of the seige which includes arrowheads and ballista stones found in most excavation areas. Also presented is a discussion of the history of the site based on the excavated evidence as well as the socio-religious culture of Yodefat in the early Roman period.


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