For three brave years, the Zion Freedom fighters on this rocky plateau, "The Zealots", managed to hold back Roman troops armed with every contemporary siege weapon available. Finally, a battering ram breached the wall of Masada
Masada is an ancient fortification in Southern Israel on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. 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
A list of the MUST-SEE most famous historical sites in Israel, including: Caesarea, where King Herod lived in Biblical times, The Hanging Gardens at Haifa, The Sea of Galilee (where Jesus walked on water) and Masada.
Israel: Exploring Herod's Masada fortress and the Dead Sea