812 total votes
Masada

Masada

Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau akin to a mesa on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. Herod the Great built palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE. According to Josephus, the Siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire towards the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of the 960 Sicarii rebels and their families hiding there. Masada is located 20 kilometres east of Arad. Masada is one of Israel's most popular tourist attractions. ... more on Wikipedia

Masada is ranked on...

#16 of 16 16 Underrated Historical Monuments That Should Be Wonders of the Ancient World 3.8k VOTES There are only seven official Wonders of the Ancient World, but considering all of the amazing things you can find on p...
#49 of 179 The Most Beautiful Natural Wonders In The World 45.8k VOTES Stationed at various locations around the globe, the most beautiful natural wonders in the world include some of the most go...
#9 of 49 The Most Incredible Sieges of All Time 5.6k VOTES These are the most epic sieges in history, ranked by history buffs worldwide. Anyone can vote on this list of sieges, making...