Masada (“fortress” in Hebrew) is a mountain complex in Israel in the Judean desert that overlooks the Dead Sea. It is famous for the last stand of the Zealots (and Sicarii) in the Jewish Revolt against Rome (66-73 CE). Masada is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Israel.

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  • 37 BCE - 4 BCE
    Reign of Herod the Great over Judea.
  • 4 BCE - 6 CE
    Reign of Herod Archelaus, ruler of Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
  • 66 CE - 73 CE
    The Jewish Revolt against Rome.
  • 66 CE
    Vespasian sent to Judea by Nero.
  • 73 CE
    Siege of Masada.