Tag: masada

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

01/11 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

Anastylosis at Machaerus, Where John the Baptist Was Beheaded

01/06 | Győző Vörös details the restoration work taking place at Machaerus—giving archaeological context to the New Testament episode featuring Princess Salome and John the Baptist.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Places, Biblical Archaeology Sites, Cultural Heritage, New Testament.

Machaerus: Beyond the Beheading of John the Baptist

01/05 | 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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