Masada (comes from the word Metzudah meaning fortress in Hebrew) atop a lofty natural plateau overlooking the Dead Sea is the site of the fortress built by Herod the great King of Judea, but is best known as a symbol of Jewish resistance, courage and the tragic events of the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Roman siege. The Siege of Masada by Roman Empire troops towards the end of the first Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of the 960 Jewish rebels and their families there.
The newly built visitors center attracts 1.2 million travelers every year. The fortress is naturally fortified and surrounded by deep gorges. The mountain was first excavated in the 1960’s by an international team of archaeologists.
Mount Masada was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
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