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Masada

Line breaks: Ma¦sada
Pronunciation: /məˈsɑːdə
 
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Definition of Masada in English:

The site of the ruins of a palace and fortification built by Herod the Great on the SW shore of the Dead Sea in the 1st century bc. It was a Jewish stronghold in the Zealots' revolt against the Romans ( ad 66-73) and was the scene in ad 73 of mass suicide by the Jewish defenders when the Romans breached the citadel after a siege of nearly two years.

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