Ancient Sources

The Jordan Valley



9. Archelais - (Kh. al-Bayudat)

ORIGINAL TEXTS


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Josephus, Antiquities 17.3.2 (1st cent. A.D.)
(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.

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MORE ANCIENT SOURCES

Josephus, Antiquities 18.2.2 (1st cent. A.D.)
A little after which accident, Coponius returned to Rome, and Marcus Ambivius came to be his successor in that government; under whom Salome, the sister of king Herod, died, and left to Julia [Caesar's wife], Jamnia, all its toparchy, and Phasaelis in the plain, and Archelaus, where is a great plantation of palm trees, and their fruit is excellent in its king.


ICONOGRAPHIC PARALLELS

Tabula Peutingeriana
(4th cent. A.D.)
Arcelais

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