Sunday, May 27, 2018

Masada | Israel

Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau. It is located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea.

In 66 AD, Masada was a Roman garrison when the Sicarii, a group of Jewish extremists, overcame it and settled there. The Sicarii used Masada as a refuge, and also a base from which they raided the surrounding countryside.

Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


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