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Archaeologists have unearthed a unique royal entryway to the Herodian Hilltop Palace. The main feature is a 20-meter-high corridor with a complex system of arches, allowing the King and his entourage direct passage into the palace courtyard.  During the excavations, the original palace vestibule, decorated with painted frescoes, was also exposed.

Archaeologists have unearthed a unique royal entryway to the Herodian Hilltop Palace. The main feature is a 20-meter-high corridor with a complex system of arches, allowing the King and his entourage direct passage into the palace courtyard. During the excavations, the original palace vestibule, decorated with painted frescoes, was also exposed.

A member of the team restoring and conserving the interior of the Domus Aurea works in the Great Cryptoporticus of the palace’s east wing, a massive space with frescoed walls and ceiling vaults some  36 feet high.

A member of the team restoring and conserving the interior of the Domus Aurea works in the Great Cryptoporticus of the palace’s east wing, a massive space with frescoed walls and ceiling vaults some 36 feet high.

The Amorites were descendants of Canaan: Gen. 10:15-16; 1 Chron 1:13-14.  At the time of Abraham 2000BC, the Amorites lived in Hazazon-tamar Genesis 14:7 (which is also known as Engedi: 2 Chron 20:2. Engedi is a large active oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea directly across from the Arnon River.  The Amorites were likely the largest of the 7 nations that God displaced for Israel out of Canaan. Gen 15:16; "

The Amorites were descendants of Canaan: Gen. 10:15-16; 1 Chron 1:13-14. At the time of Abraham 2000BC, the Amorites lived in Hazazon-tamar Genesis 14:7 (which is also known as Engedi: 2 Chron 20:2. Engedi is a large active oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea directly across from the Arnon River. The Amorites were likely the largest of the 7 nations that God displaced for Israel out of Canaan. Gen 15:16; "

The Tribe of  Benjamin was depicted as a ravenous wolf by Jacob in his blessing. The wolf, thus, became the symbol of the tribe.

The Tribe of Benjamin was depicted as a ravenous wolf by Jacob in his blessing. The wolf, thus, became the symbol of the tribe.

Saul Made King. - 1st Samuel 11:15, "And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly. "

Saul Made King. - 1st Samuel 11:15, "And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly. "

Round Box Brooch, 700–900  Viking; Made in Gotland, Sweden  Copper alloy   D. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)

Round Box Brooch, 700–900 Viking; Made in Gotland, Sweden Copper alloy D. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)

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