UNESCO Desert

Carlsbad Caverns NP

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is found in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico.

Carlsbad Caverns includes a large cave chamber, the Big Room, a natural limestone chamber which is almost 4,000 feet long, 625 feet wide, and 350 feet high at the highest point. It is the third largest chamber in North America and the seventh largest in the world.

If you like to see bats, stalactites, stalagmits, and lots of interesting formations, this is the place for you!

Masada, Israel

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Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of a mesa. Located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, it overlooks the Dead Sea.  Herod the Great fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE. According to Josephus, the siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire at the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of 960 people, the Sicarii rebels and their families hiding there.

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