Tag: masada siege

King Herod’s Ritual Bath at Machaerus

06/25 | Several mikva’ot (Jewish ritual baths) have been uncovered at Machaerus, the palace-fortress on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea where Salome danced and John the Baptist was beheaded. Archaeologist   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Missed Masada Visit

05/31 | U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to land his helicopter at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada but was denied permission to do so.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, News.

Machaerus: Beyond the Beheading of John the Baptist

05/02 | According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod Antipas had John the Baptist imprisoned and killed at the request of the beautiful Salome. The historian Josephus locates the event at the eastern   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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