Brann i Gamla

Gamla på Golanhøgdene har nyleg blitt ramma av brann. Gamla er kjent som jødisk by som blei øydelagt av romarane under den jødiske krigen i år 67. Denne gong var det militærøving som utgjorde ein trussel mot staden!

Wildfire rips through Golan, scorching ancient ruins

A bush fire which reports said was sparked by an army live-fire exercise raged through a park in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, scorching an ancient archaeological site.

As hundreds of hectares went up in smoke, Gamla National Park staff evacuated a colony of griffon vultures when the flames approached their enclosure.

Media reports said flames and soot blackened 1st century archaeological remains nearby, but the extent of the damage was still unclear.

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Gamla is the site of an ancient Jewish town destroyed in 67 CE during a revolt against Roman rule.

According to Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, Roman soldiers killed 4,000 of the cliff-top town’s 9,000 defenders and the remainder committed suicide by hurling themselves into a canyon below. (Les meir)

(via PaleoJudaica)

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