King Herod the Great ruled ancient Israel from 74-4 BCE. He was known for many things but sadly he is best known today as a king-turned-madman who murdered his entire family and a number of religious leaders. The upside to his story, however, is the fact that he built many colossal structures and interesting landmarks, one of which is Jerusalem’s Herodion.
Also called Herodium, Herodion is one of Herod’s three magnificent projects that were ahead of their time. The other two are Caesarea and the Second Temple of Jerusalem. Although both Christians and Jews hated King Herod, there’s no denying that he was a genius [Read more…]