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Dec 05, The most conspicuous surviving evidence of the Roman siege of Masada is the great assault ramp on the western slope of the cliff.
The Romans constructed on a natural spur (which Josephus calls the “Leuke” or “white promontory”) that abuts the mountain a ramp composed of stone and earth reinforced with timber bracings. Josephus tells us that an ironclad siege tower housing a battering ram was hoisted up the ramp Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.
Apr 08, Apr 7, #1. In AD 66 the province of Judaea rebelled against the Roman Empire. One extremist force known as the Sicarii - from the curved flick-knife they used - infiltrated and captured the fortress of Masada, built by Herod the Great as a place of refugee. Despite initial success, the Jewish rebellion was supressed in several years.