Today, I went to Masada. It was the palace of King Herod. He built it around 60 CE. Later, there was a great revolt by the Jews against the Romans. They lost the fight and most the Jews that had escaped to Masada decided to die by suicide because they did not want to become slaves. We took a cable car to the top and hiked around the ruins. We saw the original floor tiles from thousands of years ago. The colors of some of the murals, on the side of the walls, still had plaster on them and bright paint. We saw the very stairs King Herod walked down. It was really amazing.