This morning we packed up from our place on the Dead Sea and quickly made our way to Masada which means fortress. It is likely a refuge used by David which later became a fortress built up by Herod the Great. He never lived there, and since it protects nothing in particular it is really just a show of wealth and power.
We rode up on a cable car but climbed down the back, up another mountain then down again. I think George, our guide, wants to make sure we feel the landscape and don’t just see it. Read more