Herod’s Projects

Herod’s Projects

According the the Bible, King Herod was a cruel man.  Indeed he was.  Historical records confirm this.  He was, however, a masterful builder. We have amazing archaeological evidence of his building projects all over Israel.  Sites in Jerusalem (e.g. The Temple and his...
Herodium Fly-by

Herodium Fly-by

Herodium is a great site to visit.  It was one of Herod’s “fortress/palaces.”  Located south of Jerusalem and east of Bethlehem, this shaped “artificial mound” was built by Herod between 23-15 BC.  The site had four towers, and it stood...

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