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UNESCO's World Heritage List | The Fortress "Masada"

February 19, 2023
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One of the 9 spots in Israel that are inscribed on UNESECO’s World Heritage List is ‘Masada’.
This fortress, built by Herod the Great (King of Judea) who lived between 37 BCE to 4CE, was originally meant to be a king’s palace.
However, Masada gained its reputation mainly because it served as the last stand of Jewish rebellion against the Romans . It was eventually destroyed by the Romans in 73 CE.
This magnificent structure, characterized by its sophisticated engineering, can still be visited today. There are plenty of remnants of its massive walls, rooms, barns, and water supply systems.
The fortress of Masada symbolizes the Jewish struggle for independence in their own homeland, the land of Israel.
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