Masada, Israel by Mathew Browne

Masada, Israel

Masada is an ancient fort atop a cliff edge in southern Israel. It is the site of the Siege of Masada in 73 CE - when the Romans entered the fortress, they discovered that its 960 inhabitants had committed mass suicide, preferring death at their own hands to slavery or execution. This photo shows a view to the Dead Sea from an opening in the wall.