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If you are going to visit Masada, then be sure to climb down the mountain on the side set of stairs to visit Herods Western Plaza. The view is just amazing and to just imagine what his palace was like and to see the mosaics...More
Got up very early, hiked the crazy steep path to reach summit of Masada to watch sunrise!! It literally was one of the most beautiful things I ever witnessed. A once in a lifetime experience! After sunrise you can explore Harrods palace (before it gets...More
Great Historic site over 2000 years old. A must visit bucket list worthy site. Hot and rocky walk. Take a hat and water. Get a guide to explain all the spots. Worlds oldest synagog there. Read wikipidea before going.
King Herod the Great, ruler Israel on behalf of the Roman Empire ( 1 B.C.E.) erected this luxurious desert fortress out of his paranoia as a place to seek refuge against all his enemies. Today, the only remains of the magnificent temple include columns, capitals,...More
This is beyond my imagination! When Harod wanted a “get away” he cut no corners. In a desert, on a high plateau of 1000 feet, no water to be seen except the Dead Sea and so hard to get to. The perfect place for a...More
Herod had built a summer palace at Herodium, a mountain in the wild after having won the battle against the Parthian.The climb to see the ruins Canberra pretty strenuous and is not at all a summer activity!!!
This is part of the Masada experience, you don't need to walk up, it was quite hot at the top ( March ) and you can easily get heat exhausted just walking around to see everything at the top so I suggest you take the...More