Mormon studies, archaeology, Masada, baths
During the 1964 season of excavations at Masada, archaeologists made a stunning and emotionally compelling discovery while working in the area of the elaborate palace complex built by Herod at the north end of the fortress. Located beneath a pile of heavy rubble covering the ruins of a small Roman-style bathhouse, excavators found the only physical remains of Masada's Jewish defenders discovered at the site itself. Sprawled upon the steps leading to the cold-water pool of the baths and on the ground nearby were the skeletal remains of three individuals—a young man in his twenties, a young woman about eighteen, and an eleven-year-old child.
Baker, Shane A.
"Loosing a Shoe Latchet: Sandals and Footwear in the First Century,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 36:
3, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol36/iss3/13