Motivation And Purpose And Biography: The Life Of Yigael Yadin

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The life of Yigael Yadin is filled with motivation and purpose. Growing up the son of an archaeologist and women’s rights activists, Yadin learned about inherited historical values; the importance of discovering and preserving history and the necessities of future change in today’s world. Yigael Yadin, first named Yigael Sukenic’s parents Eleazer Sukenik and Hasya Sukenik-Feinsod had a great impact on his life and foundational beliefs. Yadin, enlisting in military exploits at the age of fifteen, entered the service and made profound marks in this area of his life. Destined to succeed in this endeavor, he became a hero fighting for the independence of Israel. From the military, he was catapulted to Chief of Staff, then finally returned to …show more content…
Amidst the discussions revolving around Masada, issues of pottery did come up. Graves writes, “Occasionally broken pieces of pottery (ostracon) were used to write short notes or letters (e.g. Lachish letters). Ostraca were sometimes used in placing a vote, as in the ballots discovered at Masada.” Historically, this dig brings additional confirmation of Yadin’s life-goals in a country he loved and served and one of the national sites of great national importance was Masada. Price writes, “Masada was a mountain fortress next to the Dead Sea built by Herod the Great as a last refuge for troubled times.” Price continues as he writes, “it included northern and Southern Palaces, a swimming pool, a richly decorated reception hall, a Roman-style bathhouse, ritual baths, and a synagogue.” However, the brilliance of its well-made, historical and architectural buildings are dimmed as the nation of Israelites remember the suicides that took place there, when the Jews could not bear being overrun. It is written that “Masada, Hebrew Horvot Mezada (“Ruins of Masada”), ancient mountaintop fortress in southeastern Israel,” is the” site of the Jews’ last stand against the Romans after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE.” With lament, the archaeological dig at

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