Day 6: Masada – Herod the Great’s Palace

A view of the ancient “snake path” (winding) that goes to the top of Masada–the site of Herod the Great’s palace in the Judaean desert.  Masada has a rich and tragic history.  From the top you can see the Dead Sea which is the lowest point of land on earth.


Picture from the top of Masada looking east over the Judaean desert to the Dead Sea


Steps–still ascending to reach the top of Masada (our group took the cable car! Whew!)