ⓘ Herods Palace (Herodium)

                                     

ⓘ Herods Palace (Herodium)

Herods Palace is an archaeological site within the fortress of Herodium, about 12 kilometers south of Jerusalem, Israel. Herod the Great commissioned a lavish palace to be built between 23 and 15 BCE atop Herodium for all to see. The palace itself consisted of four towers of seven stories, a bathhouse, courtyards, a Roman theatre, banquet rooms, a large walkway, as well as extravagant living quarters for himself and guests. Once Herod died and the Great Revolt started, Herodium was abandoned. The Jews eventually had a base at Herodium where they built a synagogue which can still be seen today, unlike much of Herod’s Palace.

For Herods other palaces, see Herods Palace disambiguation.