View of the Dead Sea from Masada
View of the Dead Sea from Masada

View of the Dead Sea from Masada

Fortunately for us, there is a Cable Car that takes people from the Information Centre to an area adjoining the Masada Ruins. In about 3 minutes, we are take from 257 metres Below Sea Level to 33 Metres above Sea Level. That 290 metres.

The views from the Top of Masada are spectacular looking towards the Jordanian mountains on the Eastern side of the Dead Sea. The drop down on the Dead Sea side of Masada is almost a sheer drop.

The Masada complex, built by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, who reigned between 37 BCE and 4 CE, and particularly the “hanging” palace has three terraces. It is an outstanding example of opulent architectural design, elaborately engineered and constructed in extreme conditions. The palace on the northern face of the dramatic mountain site consists of an exceptional group of classical Roman Imperial buildings built on three slightly modified terraces.

The eerie thought is looking out over this view we are looking into a valley that is below sea level as far as the eye can see. The view is great!

Hamish on the wall in front of the view to the Dead Sea
Hamish on the wall in front of the view to the Dead Sea

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