Seeing their defenses crumble, the Zealots inside chose mass suicide rather than life as slaves or death for Roman sport in one of the amphitheaters. After three years, the Roman Legionnaires broke into Masada only to find 960 corpses of men, women and children who had died in freedom. Two old women and five children survived to tell the world the tale, one that has become a symbol of the spirit of modern Israel.
The site of Masada is open to the public from 06.30 until 16.00. The cable car begins operating at 08.00.
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