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    Roman legionary payroll found in Masada

    (ORDO NEWS) — Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a papyrus detailing the wages of a Roman soldier garrisoning one of Judea’s most formidable strongholds during the First Jewish War. Let’s be honest: an increase in salary would not be superfluous. Masada is an ancient fortress built by King Herod the Great between 37 and 31 BC. It is located on a cliff with steep slopes, which dramatically increases the defense capability…