Places of Section 2

The Jordan Valley

9. Archelais - (Kh. al-Bayudat)

The city is represented by three towers, one of them with a gate; between the two first towers, we can see a small, red triangular roof.

(Archelaus) also magnificently rebuilt the royal palace in Jericho, and diverted half the water with which the village of Neara used to be watered, by making an acqueduct that drew off that water in the plain which he had planted with palm-groves: he also built a village, and called it Archelais. (Josephus, Ant. 17.3.2)

Map Section 2 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: Excavation of a Byzantine church at Kh. al-Bayudat.

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