Abstract~According to Josephus Flavius, Herod the Great fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BC as a refuge for himself in the event of a revolt. In 66 AD, began the great Jewish rebellion against Rome, which ended tragically in 73 AD. In 72 AD, the Roman governor laid a siege on Masada. According to Josephus, when the Romans entered the fortress they discovered that its 960 inhabitants committed mass suicide. Seen is the small palace that used Herod mainly for hospitality, since no baths were found. At the time of the rebellion, the building changed. In the north side of the courtyard a pool was built, probably used as a ritual bath. Additional built included two rooms. Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Since 2001.
DateFortified between 37-31 BC. Additions made between 73- 74 AD.
TypeArchitecture and City Planning
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