Geographic description, history, archaeology, and more.
PBS: The Credibility of Josephus
Compares Josephus' account of the mass suicide of Jews at Masada with recent archaeological evidence. Includes a chart of the stronghold.
Masada Desert Fortress Overlooking the Dead Sea
Describes the location at the western end of the Judean Desert, the 1st century revolt of the Jews against the Romans, the Roman siege, and the resulting mass suicide. From the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Masada Location Profile
Describes the setting and the historical and biblical significance of the site.
Archaeology in Israel: Masada
Describes the remains of King Herod's palace, the artwork and building ruins of the fortress, and the human remains dating to the siege and mass suicide of 66 c.e.