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SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL™ INVESTIGATES THE REAL STORY THAT INSPIRED CBS’
LIMITED EVENT SERIES THE DOVEKEEPERS

SIEGE OF MASADA

ONE-HOUR SPECIAL TO PREMIERE FRIDAY, MARCH 27 AT 9PM ET/PT

 

The legend of Masada is the Alamo of the ancient world, the story of more than 900 Jewish rebels who held a nearly impregnable fort against the might of the Roman Empire. Embedded in the founding narrative of the state of Israel, this epic story has offered ample fodder to writers, filmmakers and storytellers worldwide – and it’s now the backdrop for the upcoming CBS limited event series THE DOVEKEEPERS from executive producers Roma Downey and Emmy® Award-winner Mark Burnett. But how much of the Masada legend is grounded in historical fact? The new Smithsonian Channel one-hour special, SIEGE OF MASADA, premiering Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, examines the evidence behind this powerful legend.