Masada, also known as Metzada, is a mountain fort located on the western shore of the Dead Sea in Israel. The castle includes barracks, warehouses, armaments, palaces, cisterns, etc. Masada is a name that is not metzade, a Hebrew word meaning "fortress" or "mountain chateau". It is worth to reveal the fact that Masada is considered to be one of the greatest symbols, brutal destruction and Jewish rebellion of Israel in the first century against A. D. against Rome. Let's look at some basic facts about Masada:
- Located on the edge of the Dead Sea Valley and the Judean Desert, on the edge of Ein Gedi and Sdom.
- Masada had not been noticed for many centuries, and after a famous epic called mazada, written by a popular Hebrew poet in the 1920s, he recalled. The epic recalls the hidden emotions and persuaded the fight.
- The Masada Plateau is naturally reinforced and surrounded by deep gorges.
- Rocks on the east and west of Masada are about 400 m (1300 m) and 90 m (300 m) high. Plataea top is flat and diamond-shaped.
- At the top of the plateau there was a cassette wall, 1.3km long, 3.7m thick and contains many towers.
- The Jewish Roman historian, Herod's Great, confirmed Masada between 37 and 31 BCE to hide himself from the great rebellion.
- Szibarii, a group of Jewish rebels, defeated Roman soldiers and defended Masada by taking over.
- At the end of the first century, the Roman governor of Judea decided to return Masada
- Masada discovered the modern world again in the middle of the 19th century. Israeli archeologists, Yigael Yadin, started exploring the region in the early 1960s. Lignite cables have been added to the area to make it accessible to tourists. This place is considered the most popular tourist destination in Israel, apart from Jerusalem.
- It is considered one of the most respected Jewish symbols, Israeli soldiers swear at this site. "The Masada will not fall back." The swearing by Israeli army soldiers means expressing commitment to the defense of the modern Israeli state
- Since 2001, Masada is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- On the west side of the mountain at night, the dramatic audiovisual light plan of Masada's story is presented. While there is no sound and light during the winter.
- Two Mikvahs and Synagogues are considered to be two of the most exciting places that can be seen today in Masada
- The summers are usually hot, so visitors should not do the mountains during the day. However, we advise you to have breakfast in the morning. The bottles of water and hat are two objects that they must carry hiking themselves.
- Since 2007, a museum has been opened for tourists presenting a detailed history of Masada and some interesting items.
- Masada is one of the most popular places for dead sea tourists .
Masada is the site of fortifications and palaces in Israel near the Dead Sea. It was the last fortress that was held by the Zealots of the Jews. They refused to pass on the Roman Empire and gave death more to death. Now, Masada is well-known tourist destinations visited by tourists from all over the world.
Source by Jack Laros