Masada is an ancient fortress and palace, build on the plateau of a geological horst (regions that lie between normal faults and are either higher or lower than the area beyond the faults) in the Southern District of Israel overlooking the dead sea.
Masada Dig Reveals a Pleasure-Garden at King Herod’s Palace; Robin Ngo; Biblical Archaeology Society
Masada—the remote mountain-plateau in the Judean Desert, where Herod built a palace-fortress and where Jewish Zealots made their last stand against the Romans—is being excavated once again.
What it’s like visiting one of the world’s greatest treasures, the 2,000 year-old mountaintop fortress Masada; Ben Gilbert; Business Insider
Towering over the infamous Dead Sea, the over 2,000-year-old Masada fortress is one of the world’s greatest wonders. Here’s what it’s like to visit!
This remote palace complex of Masada looks as dramatic as the stories behind it.
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U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to land his helicopter at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada but was denied permission to do so.
Heat, dust and history in the sand as the riddle of Masada was uncovered; Harriet Sherwood; Guardian
Fifty years ago, the Observer helped to recruit volunteers to excavate a symbol of Jewish history – King Herod’s remote desert fortress…
It was 3am when Nellie Huang and friends awoke. Darkness engulfed them as they left Jerusalem behind them and wounded down the valley towards the ancient desert fortress of Masada. Poised at the edge of the Judean Desert, Masada looms above the sands, overlooking the Dead Sea and the Moab Mountains in Jordan.
The scene of scores of biblical stories, home to monks and hermits, symbol of Jewish resistance, location for film and opera… there are reasons aplenty to visit this remarkable isolated mountain in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea. The view from its summit gives things a different perspective.
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