Masada

The craft of stonemasonry in the Holy Land reached its pinnacle in the 1st Century BC-AD, the period of the magnificent Second Temple in Jerusalem. Most buildings were more humbly constructed, using interlocking door jambs and corner blocks to enclose and support walls of assorted fieldstone laid in earthen mortar.

Ruins at Masada

Ruins at Masada

 

Potter's workshop

Potter’s workshop

First century synagogue

First century synagogue