Remains of 13 cells were found around the mountain. The average distance between them is 62 m. Most of the cells are square structures of a uniform plan. Most consist of two to three rooms (Yadin 1965: 113-114). The floor is packed lime. Many storage niches were installed in the walls and windows similar to those of the chapel (narrow on the outside widening inwards).
Cell no. 1- in the upper terrace of the northern palace, divided into 3 rooms (fragments of glass found attesting to glazed windows.
Cell no. 2 – adjacent to the eastern wall of the bath-house.
Cell no. 3- in the courtyard of the large structure south of the storerooms. 8 x 5 m (external measurements) divided into three rooms.
Cell no. 4 – at the gate to the western palace.
Cell no. 5 – in a cistern decorated with crosses.
Cell no. 6- south of the eastern gate (the Snake Path).
Cell no. 7- a cave southwest of the eastern gate. The inner part of the cave is divided into two rooms: a square outer room (ca. 5 x 5 m) and a smaller (3.3 x 2 m) inner room. A painted inscription was found in this cell with the name Kiriakus.
Cell no. 8 – in the southern part. Near the cell a large amount of tesserae were found (Yadin 1965: 14). The cell (6 x 4 m) consists of two rooms and a yard surrounded by a stone fence to its north.
Cell no, 9 – southwest of cell no. 8.
Cell no. 10 – southeast of cell no. 9, this is a cave. On its walls some crosses were preserved.
Cells no. 11-13 – these are located at the southern end of Masada near a large reservoir.