Herodium

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Asaf T.
published on 09 September 2016

The Herodium, fortress and mausoleum of Herod the Great (reign c. 75 – 4 BCE). The fortress was built on the Jebel Fureidis mountain, 11 km south of Jerusalem, and completed c. 15 BCE. It included a palace structure within its walls and a town at the foot of the mountain.

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