Someone had a helluva lot of fun putting together this video of Easter Eggs he found (or thinks he found) in Rogue One. If you haven’t seen it yet, DO NOT WATCH THIS!
I’m sure there were tons of symbols in the movie that I missed, but one I saw and wondered about was the location of the holy city Jedha. Placed atop a huge mesa, I immediately thought of the Roman Herod’s fortress at Masada. It later became a base for Jewish Sicarii rebels and was the site of a siege which resulted in the mass suicide of some 960 people, according to Josephus. Considering Jedha’s fate in the film, I have no reason to think I’m wrong about my suspicion.