Israel 2015:- Herodian National Park (Herodium)…

Aerial view of Herodium...

Aerial view of Herodium…

Herodium is a cone-shaped hill, located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Jerusalem and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southeast of Bethlehem, in the Judean desert (the West Bank). Herod the Great built a fortress, a palace, and a small town in Herodium, between 23 and 15 BCE, and is believed to have been buried there.


Herodium is located just inside the border with Israel and Palestine…

Herodium is the only site that is named after King Herod the Great. It was known by the Crusaders as the “Mountain of Franks”. Arab locals call it Jabal al-Fourdis (“Mountain of Paradise”).

View from Herodium...

View from Herodium…

Below is a slideshow showing what remains of Herod’s castle and the village surrounding it.

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