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The Masada Museum, Dead Sea Region

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History Museum
SItuated within Masada National Park, The Masada Museum displays findings of archaeologist Yigael Yadin at the ancient fortress and World Heritage Site. Excavated in the 1960s, the relics are presented in the form of theatrical scenes depicting events that transpired at the Masada Fort during its turbulent history. With the help of an audio guide, you can acquaint yourself with the historic background of each of the scenes adorned with artifacts, such as the rule of Herod and the Roman siege of the fort. Take a look at our Masada trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to The Masada Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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TripAdvisor
  • Masada is on the top of a mountain and was once a palace and then a last stand for a group of Jews from the Romans. The tour starts in a museum with a video that explains what happened here. Then you ...  more »
  • I suspect most people skip this museum because they are either tired after touring Masada it self or they are anxious to get to the top. That's a shame as this is a very well put together museum. The ...  more »
  • From my perspective, you go to Masada to take the cable car, ride to the top and consider the engineering and architectural wonder that it was / is. Before that, you can watch a short film with clips ...  more »
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  • Really cool place! There's a lot of interesting history here and it's amazing how well it has lasted over time. Be aware it can get very hot though!
  • Beautiful archaeological site. Snake trail is challenging for kids and the elderly so I would recommend letting them go up (and down for the sake of their knees) the roman ramp. Would highly recommend going to see the sunrise from the top
  • A lovely historic place with enormous views. Take the Snake path ๐Ÿ˜€ It is an nice experience and a good exercise. The restaurants are not so good. Better drive for another place to have something to eat. The parking staff is friendly and helpful.
  • Amazing historic site with so much of the original walls still in tact. Our tour guide did an amazing job sharing the amazing stories of the past that took place here. Loved it here. We went at the end of April and it was quite hot. Make sure you have lots of sunscreen and a hat when you visit! It is so worth it! But do this with a guide!
  • You can hike or ride the cable car. A historic place where Jewish zealots died and became a symbol for israel. It's very hot up, so make sure to bring water. There's no water up there. You can see some great view.