View of Bethlehem and Herodium, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1898-1914
figureposted on 30.01.2020, 12:06 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.
This photograph shows a view from the Church of the Nativity of Bethlehem including Herodium (also known as Frank Mountain). Herodium is a cone-shaped hill, southeast of Bethlehem in the West Bank. It is believed that Herod the Great built a palace fortress and a small town at this site between 23 and 15 BCE. It is also believed that he was buried there. Many visitors visit the site in order to see the recently uncovered base of Herod's tomb.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.