Masada is located on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is an ancient fortress built on an isolated rock plateau, the royal citadel of King Herod the Great and the last post of the zealots at the time of the Great Revolt against the Romans between 66-73 CE. The most famous story about Masada is of course the story of the Great Revolt, the First Jewish–Roman War, when after the Jewish warriors lost all hope of victory against the Romans, just before Masada would fall into Roman hands, the leader of the rebels, Eleazar ben Ya'ir, managed to convince those under Roman siege to commit mass suicide rather than fall into Roman captivity. The site was declared a World Heritage Site in 2001 and it is filled with archeological remains from the time of King Herod the Great, such as palaces, bath houses, storage rooms, cisterns and a uniquely preserved Roman siege fortification system, the best and most complete example to have survived to date. Beside all these, this site offers breathtaking and impressive views and, as said before, a complex and fascinating historic tale. Arrival to the site is done by cable car or by climbing the snake path. On site one can tour among the archeological remains, watch the films and the audio-visual presentation and of course enjoy a magnificent and magical desert sunset or a picturesque and romantic sunrise.