Masada is 1307 feet above the Dead Sea. It is 1950 feet long, 650 feet wide at its widest place, 4250 feet in circumference.

Today, you can get to the top via cable car.

Fifteen long storerooms kept essential provisions for times of siege.

It only rains a few inches each year, so to store what little rain that does fall, there are a series of massive underground storage chambers.

My tour guide, Moses

Herod had several private bathhouses built at Masada. The heavy floor was supported on 200 pillars. Outside the room, a furnace would send hot air under the floor, creating steam.

The siege ramp the Romans built in 70 AD.