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Masada was built by King Herod between 31 and 36 BC. The fortress was not only a mighty stronghold but a magnificent city with huge storage houses and bathhouses. Over 900 Jewish Zealot families fled here rather than submit to Roman rule during the First Jewish-Roman War in the 1st Century AD. Although Herod knew they would be conquered some day he insisted on having a large store of supplies so no one would think they had starved, but had been murdered fighting the fight.
 
 
Israel~Masada
 
 
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Looking Up At Masda
Top of Masada
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Ram System at the Top
Tram
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Tram Car
Tram Mechanics
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Walkway to Top From Tram
Rock Formations
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Pigeon Hanging Out on the Way Up
Looking Back Down at the Tram Station
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Ruins
Plant Growing in the Rocks
 
 
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