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Masada

On the edge of the Judaean Desert, not far from the Dead Sea, Masada rises from the ground, a rock outcrop which reached 400 meters at its highest point. Masada’s rock plateau was the site of Herod’s fortified palaces built 37-31BC. In 73AD the flat mountain top was the site of the last stand by Jewish rebels against the Romans. The bravery of the Jewish rebels and their choice to rather die at their own hands than be taken by the Romans has turned Masada into a symbol of national price and courage.  The ancient structures on Masada’s plateau have been uncovered and preserved, visitors can explore the remains and enjoy breathtaking views across the majestic landscape.

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