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Herodium, 40 BCE

HerodiumView of the fortress built by Herod at the site of his victory over his pursuers during his flight from Jerusalem to Masada in 40 BCE. The hill was raised in height by the use of debris. After the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE, Herodium surrendered to the legate Lucilus Bassus.

Palace at Herodium

Palace at Herodium. Photo courtesy of

Meek, H.A., The Synagogue, London- Phaidon Press, 1995.

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