The Masada Museum, Dead Sea Region

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. Put The Masada Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ein Bokek trip planner.
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  • The museum had many archaeological exhibits. While interesting, they were not unique. But truly fascinating were such exhibits as the battle tactics of the Roman legions used to finally win and the di...  more »
  • You need to take a cable car to the top of the mountain to view the Masada fortress remains. While you are there, don't miss the museum. Grab a head set and begin your journey back in time in the area...  more »
  • Beautiful open air museum, one of palacios de Herod found. From the top you can see the dead sea and several excavations of the Palace. For women, especially for cosmetic shop Ahava. Not to mention the cable car ...
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  • One of the very popular tourist sites we take all our visitors to experience; historic interest value and spectacular views. Always went up using cable car as we only visited in summer, very hot. Good lunch served.
  • Fortress on top of a mountain in the middle of desert. Unfortunately quite boring if you are traveling with kids - the main attraction might be the cable railway, on top you will find only ruins, very similar to each other. Great view on Dead Sea and desert.
  • I was really amazed, the ancients seem to have been quite genius, building this palace on a mountain in the middle of nowhere, with an amazing watering system, in a very arid area. On top of that, there is the story of the rebellion and the refusal to surrender. Very interesting, moving place. Bring water, hat, sunscreen.
  • Pro tip: go down on the serpent side, starring from the other side will keep you fresher when you get up there. No reception at the top, download some notes about the place ahead because the history is insane. The museum at the end is surprisingly well made, I'd highly recommend it.
  • I loved Masada. I hear the archeological evidence doesn't back the suicide ending, but shows them fighting till the end! Envied those able to make the walking journey up! Met interesting people from other countries. Nice gift shops!
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