Masada site was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. The site commemorates the last stand of the Sicarii, Jewish zealots from the era of the great rebellion against the Romans. The fortress lies on a secluded cliff in the Judean desert, and includes palaces, a bathhouse, a water system, and places of worship dating from the Hasmonean era until the Byzantine era and even later. At the foot of Masada you can enjoy a restaurant, snack bars, and souvenir shops. From March to October, some of the most interesting artifacts from the fortress are displayed at the foot of the Roman ramp, using a unique audiovisual presentation that explains the siege and heroic story of Masada.