Herodion Ruins

Local nameהרודיון

Herodium, Herodeion, best known in Israel as Herodion and Har Hordus, and in Arabic as Jabal al-Fureidis is a truncated-cone-shaped hill, 12 kilometres south of Jerusalem and 5 kilometres southeast of Bethlehem, in the Judaean Desert, West Bank. Herod the Great built a palace fortress and a small town at Herodium, between 23 and 15 BCE, and is believed to have been buried there. Herodium is 758 meters above sea level, the highest peak in the Judaean Desert.Today, the site is controlled by the Israel National Parks Authority and is a designated national park. Israel asserts that it is entitled to work the area under the Oslo Accords, but Palestinian authorities say Israel has no right to undertake digs there or remove artifacts to Israel discovered in excavations there.

Tags Archaeological Site
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herodium

Address Palestinian Territories

Coordinates 31°39'56.197" N 35°14'30.535" E

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