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The Herodium
Herod's Palace is an archaeological site within the fortress of Herodium, about 12 kilometers south of Jerusalem. Herod the Great commissioned a lavish palace to be built between 23 and 15 BC atop Herodium for all to see. The palace itself consisted of four towers of seven stories, a bathhouse, courtyards, a Roman theater, banquet rooms, a large walkway, and 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.

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