Masada

Rock fortress 396 m/1,300 ft above the western shore of the Dead Sea, Israel. Site of the Hebrews' final stand in their revolt against the Romans (AD 66-73). After withstanding a year-long...
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Masada

(`Ruins of Masada`), ancient mountaintop fortress in southeastern Israel, site of the Jews` last stand against the Romans after the fall of ... [6 related articles]
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Masada

Click images to enlargeRock fortress 396 m/1,300 ft above the western shore of the Dead Sea, Israel. Site of the Hebrews' final stand in their revolt against the Romans (AD 66–73). After withstanding a year-long siege, the Hebrew population of 953 committed mass suicide rather than be conquered and enslav...
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Masada

Jewish fortress of ancient Palestine situated on a butte west of the Dead Sea; last stronghold of the Zealots who committed suicide rather than surrender to the Romans.
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Masada

Masada (Modern Hebrew מצדה metzadá `fortress`) 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. Herod the Great built palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE. .....
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Masada

The hill fort where the Zealots comitted suidcide rather than surrender to the Romans during the revolt in the 60s CE. An important place of pilgrimmage for Jews.
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