ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER ROYAL PASSAGEWAY TO KING HEROD'S HILLTOP PALACE Ya'akov Sa'ar/GPO via Getty Images

ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER ROYAL PASSAGEWAY TO KING HEROD'S HILLTOP PALACE Ya'akov Sa'ar/GPO via Getty Images

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This is a fully functional Herodian (50 BC to AD 50) replica oil lamp featuring an embossed 'Star of David' on the handle.  2 wicks included Handmade in Bethlehem Size: 4.5 X 3 inches approx Works with Olive oil  Economy Packaging: No Special Finish Note: shades of clay may vary slightly  Great Christian Gift from the Holy Land

This is a fully functional Herodian (50 BC to AD 50) replica oil lamp featuring an embossed 'Star of David' on the handle. 2 wicks included Handmade in Bethlehem Size: 4.5 X 3 inches approx Works with Olive oil Economy Packaging: No Special Finish Note: shades of clay may vary slightly Great Christian Gift from the Holy Land

*HASMONEAN & HERODIAN JERICO, ISRAEL~  The impressive element is the round base of the  circular frigidarium (cold room).It has4semicircula niches in each of its corners.This room was entered after the hot (caldarium)+warm(tepidarium) rooms of the bathhouse.

*HASMONEAN & HERODIAN JERICO, ISRAEL~ The impressive element is the round base of the circular frigidarium (cold room).It has4semicircula niches in each of its corners.This room was entered after the hot (caldarium)+warm(tepidarium) rooms of the bathhouse.

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.”

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.”

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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…

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…

This cutaway reconstruction of the Herodian Palace at Machaerus shows the splendor of the Dead Sea fortress described by Győző Vörös in the September/October issue of BAR. Herod the Great added luxurious renovations including a courtyard with a garden, a Roman-style bath, a triclinium for dining and a peristyle courtyard. This reconstruction, published for the first time by the Biblical Archaeology Society, is courtesy of Győző Vörös and the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

This cutaway reconstruction of the Herodian Palace at Machaerus shows the splendor of the Dead Sea fortress described by Győző Vörös in the September/October issue of BAR. Herod the Great added luxurious renovations including a courtyard with a garden, a Roman-style bath, a triclinium for dining and a peristyle courtyard. This reconstruction, published for the first time by the Biblical Archaeology Society, is courtesy of Győző Vörös and the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

Wohl Archaeological Museum - The Herodian Quarter

Wohl Archaeological Museum - The Herodian Quarter

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Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Herodian Basilica and the Second Temple, 1st century AD. Reconstruction by Balage Balogh/Archaeologyillustrated.com

Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Herodian Basilica and the Second Temple, 1st century AD. Reconstruction by Balage Balogh/Archaeologyillustrated.com

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.

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.

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