An Ancient Palatial Fortress Overlooks This Barren Desert in Israel | National Geographic Set high on a cliff above a forbidding, lunar-like landscape, the ancient fortress of Masada looks as dramatic as the legend behind it. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Masada was built as a palace complex under Judean king Herod the Great, who reigned from 37 B.C. to 4 A.D. With a sophisticated water collection system that allowed it to sustain a thousand people in the isolated desert location, the complex was an engineering achievement as well as a classic example of the architecture of the early Roman Empire. But its greater significance is the symbolism it carries because of the legend associated with it. Read more in "Soar Over a Legendary Fortress in the Judean Desert" https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/asia/israel/masada-unesco-world-heritage-site/ http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/photographer-of-the-year-2018/ Enter the Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Do you have what it takes? An Ancient Palatial Fortress Overlooks This Barren Desert in Israel | National Geographic https://youtu.be/C0OfJgJYcgY National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo An Ancient Palatial Fortress Overlooks This Barren Desert in Israel | National Geographic

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Masada was built as a palace complex under Judean king Herod the Great, who reigned from 37 B.C. to 4 A.D. With a sophisticated water collection system that allowed it to sustain a thousand people in the isolated desert location, the complex was an engineering achievement as well as a classic example of the architecture of the early Roman Empire. But its greater significance is the symbolism it carries because of the legend associated with it.

Read more in "Soar Over a Legendary Fortress in the Judean Desert"
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/asia/israel/masada-unesco-world-heritage-site/

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/photographer-of-the-year-2018/
Enter the Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Do you have what it takes?

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