In the days of the Great Revolt, the last of the rebels against Rome entrenched themselves at Masada, and turned their desperate fight into a symbol of the struggle for freedom. Because of the enthralling historic events that took place on the mountain, and the archaeological finds that have been revealed there, UNESCO has declared Masada National Park a World Heritage Site.
The Israel Nature and Parks Authority protects treasures of nature, landscape and heritage and connects people to places, fostering affinity to the Land of Israel in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence. It believes in the relationship between people and the treasures of nature, landscapes and heritage in this country. The Authority works toward building an ever-stronger relationship with the public, to cooperate with and educate the public toward greater appreciation of the values of nature, landscape and heritage.