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Masada is Israel's most popular paid-admission tourist site, with nearly 800,000 visitors each year. The stirring combination of luxury desert fortress constructed by Herod the Great 2,000 years ago, its re-use as the last stand of the Jewish zealots who spearheaded the revolt against Rome nearly a century later, and the site's early-1960s excavation by eminent archaeologist Yigael Yadin is for many...