If you were Jewish, orders were made to destroy you.
There were 900 Jewish persons who fled for their lives and hide in a fortress in Masada. The fortress was said to be hidden from sight-like no one could see it.
I can't even imagine hiding from the Roman armies, but The Dovekeepers-the woman in the fortress kept the community working together to survive.
Based on Alice Hoffman’s Bestselling Historical Novel About a Group of Extraordinary Women Whose Lives Intersect In a Fight for Survival at the Siege of Masada in 70 C.E.
- A FOUR-HOUR LIMITED EVENT SERIES FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ROMA DOWNEY AND MARK BURNETT
- TUESDAY, MARCH 31 AND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
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photo credit: Courtesy CBS Television Network;
about the series:
"The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets."
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.