Corpus ID: 218695552

Mythmaking of Masada

  title={Mythmaking of Masada},
  author={Emma Wishau},
  • Emma Wishau
  • Published 2014
  • After Israel gained their independence in 1948, the nation’s antiquities held no artifacts of the nation’s history. The use of archeology at this time was to create a nationalistic history that would boost morale for Israeli Citizens for the up and coming battles against neighboring countries in the 1960s and 1970s. The fight to become a sovereign state, began with the interpretation of history and the archeological sites that followed. In this paper, the ancient site of Masada, will be… CONTINUE READING


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