Be-eshterah, has been identified with Busrah (Bostra), where are very important Herodian ruins, but there is no tangible evidence yet adduced that the history of this site is of so remote antiquity. From the similarity of the names, it has also been sought at Tell Ashari and Tell ‛Ashtera. The true site can be determined, if at all; by excavation only; identifications based on mere outward similarity of names have always been fruitful sources of error. Salecah is perhaps less doubtful; it is…
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Roman Scandal 1: Intro Introduction to the series on Roman scandal, about the shocking and violent behavior of the ruling class in ancient Rome, from legendary beginnings to the end of the western empire. Based on the ancient sources, Livy, Plutarch, Dio Cassius, Herodian, Tacitus, Suetonius.
Herodian Sundial - This tiny sundial (only 2 inches wide by 2 inches high) may be the only known surviving artifact from the Temple of King Herod. It was found during excavation of a pile of debris attributed to the destruction of the Temple. There is a seven-branched menorah carved on its back, which is a symbol that was usually reserved for the Temple Priests.
A, late-16th century, vision of a Pictish warrior (clearly based on Herodian's description of the “barbarians” of Caledonia) by John White. The overall blue tinting of the body is inspired by a remark made by Julius Caesar, who had spent a few weeks in the south-eastern corner of Britain in 55BC and 54BC: “All the Britons, without exception, stain themselves with woad, which produces a blueish tint; and this gives them a wild look in battle.”