Saturday, February 2, 2008

MASADA

Masada was Herod's royal citadel and later the last outpost of Zealots during the Jewish Revolt. The citadel was a site of the most dramatic and symbolic act in Jewish history, where rebels chose mass suicide rather than submit to Roman capture.

Masada (a romanisation of the Hebrew מצדה, Metzada, from מצודה, metzuda, "fortress") is the name for a site of ancient palaces and fortifications in the South District of Israel on top of an isolated rock plateau, or large mesa, on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. Masada became famous after the First Jewish-Roman War (also known as the Great Jewish Revolt) when a siege of the fortress by troops of the Roman Empire led to a mass suicide of the site's Jewish Sicarii fugitives when defeat became imminent. Today, Masada is a very popular tourist destination.

 

MASADA

masada

 

FORTRESS OF MASADA

fotress at Masada

 

WATCHTOWER AT MASADA

watchtower at Masada

 

ROMAN CAMP AT MASADA

Roma camp at Masada

 

SIEGE RAMP AT MASADA

siege ramp at Masada

6 comments:

Sicarii said...

Lovely pictures! Now you've found out where I got the inspiration for my nickname. ;)

Shalom!

channelofhealing said...

Oh yeah, that's nice to know brother.

Godbless

Sigit said...

Where do you got this picture? Do you have an opportunity to go to Israel? Nice picture

channelofhealing said...

Hi Sigit, nice to see you, oh well I have never gone to Isreal before, as for going still praying and hoping.
I do get the pics from Ilumina and the web... the pics my aunty brought form Isreal where not clear enough/sharp enough for me to use here.

Thanks for the VIST AND THE COMMENTS

GODBLESS

Anna said...

Channelofhealing beautiful imagery, love the FORTRESS OF MASADA photo, and thank you for sharing with us this useful piece of information I didn't know about much. Thanks again, Anna :)

channelofhealing said...

Mee too. Hi Anna nice to see you again
I you are busy as ever, always appreciate your visits
Godbless