Masada is a palace fortress 450 above the Dead Sea. It was first built by “Jonathan the High Priest” 100 years before the birth of Christ. Herod fortified it and added the palaces 40 years before Christ. A sect of Jews conquered it to avoid the Roman conquest in Jerusalem, and lasted there three years after the fall of Jerusalem.
You have to either hike up, which was not safe today because of a recent flood, or take a cable car part of the way then hike the rest of the site.
The ruins at the top are amazing:
You can even look down and see the layers of Herod’s palace:
The bath houses are there with all three rooms, and enough of the floor you can see what it was like, and original paintings:
There is so much to see!