The Masada Museum, Dead Sea Region

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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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  • September 26, 2017
    Masada is located on the edge of the Judean desert near Sodom & Gomorrah. Masasah is a free-standing mesa with shear cliffs that is 450 meters above the Dead Sea. The top of this escarpment is approxi...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    There was video, the location also became a famous movie. So, was visited by the occasion of a visit. It is recommended before the fortress.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Great day to the Masada and Dead Sea with Bein Harim Tourism Services. Excellent organisation from start to finish, with a great lunch at the Dead Sea. Special mention for the tour guide Yuval Bigio w...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Absolutely breathtaking. I recommend hiking down the Snake Path as you don't really get to that amazing view from within the cable car. Make sure you're in good health and bring along sunglasses, maybe a hat and enough water. Don't forget to put on lots of sunscreen. Only few parts of the Snake Path are equipped with steps or railings. So be careful not to slip.
  • July 5, 2017
    The vision of our ancestors to imagine a luxurious fortress compound in the middle of such an inhospitable land was truly mind blowing, as were the innovations of the time. Imagining the work of the 5000 enslaved Jews to create this compound was incredibly moving, and the story of the original settlers' demise beyond tragic. It was 110 degrees when I visited, but still worth being crammed like sardines into the cable car and herded over the rough terrain. The frescoes and tile work that have survived are strikingly beautiful and modern in many ways.
  • July 15, 2017
    Fairy expensive but is worth the money. You get a great veiw of the dead sea and the desert. There are some very cool ruins and big canyons that make for a great picture. There is one lookout point that when you yell you hear a loud echo see if you can find the echo. Also very hot dress appropriately.
  • July 9, 2017
    A fantastic, stunning view from the top. Interesting, if tragic, history, although there is no museum at the top and information panels are rare and not particularly detailed. The ramp and snakepath walks are easy for anyone of moderate health and fitness, if a little steep in places. Very very crowded at top for sunrise, which is well worth the walk and getting up early.
  • July 13, 2017
    I have wanted to visit this site for ever. It did not disappoint. I would recommend reading "the dove keeper" and other historical accounts before going.

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