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Masada - Israel Tours

The location where its defenders bravely stood against the powerful Romans. Masada’s fortress was built by King Herod in 30 BCE

A notoriously popular destination on many Jewish tours of Israel, Massada tells an important tail in Jewish history. Located on the top of a mountain with extremely steep sides, Massada is the location where its defenders bravely stood against the powerful Romans. Massada’s fortress was built by King Herod in 30 BCE. The site was conquered in 68 BCE by Jewish zealots, becoming their last stronghold. In 72 BCE, Romans attempted to overtake Massada. A year later, with defeat clearly in sight, the 960 occupants of the fortress of Massada chose to commit suicide rather than be taken by the Romans alive. Their martyrdom and bravery has been relayed every since. The remnants of the fortress have stood well against the test of time and were reconstructed to pay homage to those who gave their lives heroically so many years ago. Jewish tours of Israel often also highlight King Herod’s impressive northern palace, which was built on 3 rock terraces that overlook a gorge. A Roman-style bathhouse stands nearby along with many other enticing sites. Though Massada can be ascended on foot, cable cars are also available. When visiting Massada you won’t be disappointed by the rich archeological, architectural and historical wealth found there.

An aerial view of Massada. Israel Tours
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  • Massada ruins, on top of Massada. Israel Tours

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