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Masada
מצדה
Israel-2013-Aerial 21-Masada.jpg
Aerial view o Masada
Masada is locatit in Israel
Masada
Shawn within Israel
Location Soothren Destrict, Israel
Region Judea
Coordinates 31°18′56″N 35°21′14″E / 31.31556°N 35.35389°E / 31.31556; 35.35389Coordinates: 31°18′56″N 35°21′14″E / 31.31556°N 35.35389°E / 31.31556; 35.35389
Teep Fortification
History
Bigger Alexander Jannaeus (?)
Herod the Great
Foondit 1st century BCE
Events Siege o Masada
Site notes
Excavation dates 1963–1965
Airchaeologists Yigael Yadin
Wabsteid www.masada.org.il
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Criteria Cultural: iii, iv, vi
Reference 1040
Inscription 2001 (25t Session)
Aurie 276 ha
Buffer zone 28,965 ha

Masada (Ebreu: מצדה‎‎ metsada, "fortress"[1]) is an auncient fortification in the Soothren Destrict o Israel situatit on tap o an isolatit rock plateau, akin tae a mesa.

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  1. About this sound pronunciation ; the term semply means "fortress" in Modren Ebreu; in Biblical Ebreu מְצָד mĕtsad "moontain-fortress; stranghauld" frae a ruit meanin "tae hunt, lie in wait for prey". Gesenius, Hebrew-English Lexicon (H4679).