17/11/2005

Massada, tourists'attraction

 

                                    

 

 Visitors flock to this massive rocky outcrop which was an ideal site for the Jewish rulers to build a fortress. Yet Massada was a place of historical importance for a mere 100 years: as an impregnable refuge for King Herod the Great and as the place where the Zealots managed to hold out against the Romans for three years after the fall of Jerusalem. i.e. until A.D. 73.

 

 

 

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