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Masada . Israel

Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa, on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea 20 kilometres east of Arad.

Masada, Israel: Cable Car with View of Dead Sea with Hikers below.  (Trust me, take the cable car, no matter how scared you are of heights!!!)

, lado norte de Monte Sinai Masada, Israel: Cable Car with View of Dead Sea with Hikers below.

Masada - Israel's mountain fortress constructed by Herod the Great.

MASADA, ISRAEL - an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea.

For three brave years, the Zion Freedom fighters on this rocky plateau, "The Zealots", managed to hold back 10,000 Roman troops armed with every contemporary siege weapon available. Finally, a battering ram breached the wall.

For three brave years, the Zion Freedom fighters on this rocky plateau, "The Zealots", managed to hold back Roman troops armed with every contemporary siege weapon available. Finally, a battering ram breached the wall of Masada

Oasis of En Gedi is the largest along the coast of the Dead Sea in Israel. It is near Masada and the caves of Qumran and it’s name means goat kid. This area inhabited by Judah tribe. It is a very famous oasis since the time of the kingdom of Solomon.

En Gedi or 'goat kid' oasis since the time of the kingdom of Solomon. The largest oasis along the coast of the Dead Sea in Israel (near Masada and caves of Qumran) is inhabited by the Judah tribe.

Masada is situated atop an isolated rock cliff at the western end of the Judean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. It remains a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army in 73 A.D. Masada was built as a palace complex in the classic style of the early Roman Empire by Herod the Great, King of Judea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C).

*ISRAEL ~ Masada - Israel's mountain fortress constructed by King Herod; situated atop an isolated rock cliff at the western end of the Judean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea; one route up is the Snake Path, a winding path that climbs feet to the summit

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