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MASADA PHOTO GALLERY

 

View of the three levels of King Herod's palace at Masada

 View of the three levels of King Herod's palace at Masada.  

Long view of Masada at sunset

 Masada at sunset.  

 Aerial view of Masada, with the 'Snake Path'

Aerial view of Masada, with the 'Snake Path' .

 

Aerial view of Masada boundaries, taken from the southwest

 Aerial view of Masada boundaries, taken from the southwest.

 

Roman-style reception room at Masada

Roman-style reception room at Masada.

 

The partly reconstructed caldarium in the bathhouse at Masada

The reconstructed caldarium in the bathhouse at Masada.

 

Painted murals in the bathhouse, Masada

Painted murals in the bathhouse, Masada 

 

A richly patterned and colored floor mosaic, possibly in what was the Throne Room of Herod

 Ornate mosaic floor, Masada.

 

Patterned mosaic floor, smashed in two corners, Masada

 Patterned mosaic floor, stairwell, Masada.

Pigeon coops at Masada

 Pigeon coops, Masada
Herod was so hated that the only thing that is said about him in the Mishna
is that he introduced a new breed of pigeons.

 

Living quarters and storerooms, Northern Palace, Masada

 Living quarters and storerooms, Northern Palace, Masada.

 

One of the enormous water cisterns at Masada; these ensured a reliable supply of water

Water storage cistern, Masada.

 

Remains of the Roman camp outside Masada

 Remains of the Roman camp outside Masada.

 

The Roman siege ramp, Masada

 The Roman siege ramp, Masada.

 

  

 

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