This artist or scribe seemed to be painting or writing something on the sign outside the new (2007) Masada Museum.
It was very touching for me to go through the semi-dark exhibits for the first time.
Standing alone in the museum next to the life size statues, I felt very close to the people, both the Jewish zealots and also the Romans.
I even started to whisper to a few.
The end of the route and the end of the story was a lit case showing the 12 ostraca, the sherds with names written in ink, the lots by which were chosen the last rebels who would die by their own sword rather than become slaves for the conquering Romans.
This was the part that brought me tears, remembering them and all the 960 men, women, and children who chose death up on the fortress of Masada.
So it was a nice and needed lightening of heart when I exited and saw the guard dragging the outside statue guy in through the door just before closing time.
It made me laugh.
Here is a nice 5 minute video about Masada National Park.
(A post for Our World Tuesday and Monday Doorways .)