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.
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; "
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. "