Jun 26, 2017

King Herod’s Ritual Bath at Machaerus

BAR has just published an article about King Herod’s Ritual Bath at Machaerus.

Not far from Machaerus, in 2011, a similar Ritual Bath was excavated at Tall el-Hammam believed to be the ancient site of Livias (captial of Perea) where Herod Anitpas lived. While the structure dated to the Byzantine period it was built over a previous bath that dated to the first century AD.

See the article and image at LINK

See also the article Graves, David E., and D. Scott Stripling. “Re-Examination of the Location for the Ancient City of Livias.” Levant 43, no. 2 (2011): 178–200.

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