A report on Mesa and Masada

Ground-level view of mesas in the Canyonlands National Park, Utah, known as the "Islands in the Sky"
Aerial view of Masada, from the north
Aerial view of mesas in Monument Valley, on the Colorado Plateau
A caldarium (hot room) in northern Roman-style public bath (#35 on plan)
Cockburn Range, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Funeral to the human remains unearthed at Masada, 1969
Har Qatum, a mesa located on the southern edge of Makhtesh Ramon, Israel
Model of the northern palace
Mount Conner, a mesa located in Northern Territory, Australia
Set of three Masada commemorative stamps, issued by Israel in 1965
Amadiya, Iraq, a city in its entirety built on a mesa
The Northern Palace's lower terrace (#39 on plan)
Mesa in Colorado
Stepped pool interpreted by Yadin as a Herodian swimming pool, possibly used as a public ritual immersion bath (mikveh) by the rebels (#17 on plan)<ref name="OConnor">{{cite book |title=The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700 |series=Oxford Archaeological Guides |author=Jerome Murphy-O'Connor |year=2008 |location=Oxford |publisher=Oxford University Press |page=385 |isbn=978-0-19-923666-4 |quote=... a small, deep, stepped pool with a triangular balcony. The niches for clothes led to its identification as a swimming pool. There are those who prefer to think of it as a ritual bath (mikveh); it may well have been used as such by the Zealots. |url= https://books.google.com/books?id=m3Yy9FDcT8gC&q=%22began+in+the+north+in+1537+and+continued+down+the+east+and+west+sides%22&pg=PT48 |access-date=12 August 2016 }}</ref><ref name="Yadin">{{cite book |title=Masada |authors=Mikha Livne and Ze'ev Meshel, introduction by Yigael Yadin, maps and pictures by the Masada Archaeological Expedition |year=1965 |location=Jerusalem |publisher=Direction des parcs nationaux |quote=Piscine hérodienne (Herodian swimming pool) |language=fr }}</ref>
A mesa in Noctis Labyrinthus on Mars, viewed by HiRISE
Byzantine church (#26 on plan)
Aerial view showing Masada and the Snake Path from the northeast
Masada's western Byzantine gate (#23 on plan)
Roman siege camp F and section of the Roman circumvallation wall
Cable car (Masada cableway) heading down from Masada

Masada (מצדה metsada, "fortress") is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa.

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Ground-level view of mesas in the Canyonlands National Park, Utah, known as the "Islands in the Sky"

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