Submitted by ALEXEY RONKIN
Herodium. “Mountain of the Little Paradise”) is a truncated-cone-shaped hill, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Jerusalem and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southeast of Bethlehem, in the Judaean Desert, West Bank. Herod the Great built a palace fortress and a small town at Herodium, between 23 and 15 BCE, and is believed to have been buried there. Herodium is 758 meters (2,487 ft) above sea level, the highest peak in the Judaean Desert.
Rishon Le-Tzion, Gush Dan, Israel
Archaeology of Irodion