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Closing in on Masada by bus.

Closing in on Masada by bus.

Welcome to Masada National Park.

Welcome to Masada National Park.

We could have taken the stairs but we used a cable car to reach Masada.

We could have taken the stairs but we used a cable car to reach Masada.

You can have a real good look at the Dead Sea from Masada.

You can have a real good look at the Dead Sea from Masada.

Scale model of Masada.

Scale model of Masada.

Camp F seen from the top of Masada.

Camp F seen from the top of Masada.

Camp F is located on the northwest side of the mountain and during the siege of Masada it housed 50% of the tenth legion.

Two other Roman camps that encirlcle Masada.
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The partly reconstructed caldarium of Herod's bathhouse at Masada.

The partly reconstructed caldarium of Herod’s bathhouse at Masada.

Frescoes in the thermal bath.

Frescoes in the thermal bath.

More original frescoes.

More original frescoes.

Masada cistern.

Masada cistern.

Mosaic floors from the western palace of Herod the Great.
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Columbarium tower (dovecot) 1

Columbarium tower (dovecot) 1

Columbarium tower (dovecot) 2

Columbarium tower (dovecot) 2

Tristram’s Grackles at Masada.

Tristram’s Grackles at Masada.