ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER ROYAL PASSAGEWAY TO KING HEROD'S HILLTOP PALACE Ya'akov Sa'ar/GPO via Getty Images
*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.
Archaeologists have unearthed a unique royal entryway to the Herodian Hilltop Palace. The main feature is a 20-meter-high corridor with a complex system of arches, allowing the King and his entourage direct passage into the palace courtyard. During the excavations, the original palace vestibule, decorated with painted frescoes, was also exposed.
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Ariel view of the modern location of the City of David (Ophel) - Looking from South to North. The white broken-line is where the ancient city of David was located (which is outside the city wall today). The gold domed building is the Muslim shrine called the Dome of the Rock. It is surrounded by ancient retaining wall of the Herodian Temple mount. This picture gives distance perspective. The Kidron valley can be seen on the left (?) side.
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.”