More Re: Omrit

Archaeologists have determined there were three building phases at Omrit: first, the temple built by Herod the Great, second, the temple built probably by Trajan (AD 98-117), and third, an industrial complex to the north constructed in the Byzantine period.

Entrance to Omrit. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

Here you can see the steps leading up to the temple. This site has been identified as a location for Imperial Cult Worship.

Steps to Imperial Temple at Omrit. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

This photo shows the southwest corner of the temple. The large stones horizontally placed at center have been identified as Herodian. Herod was a politician and he overtly courted the favor of the Emperor Augustus.

Section of Herodian stones in Omrit Temple. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

The site abounds with interesting architectural fragments.

Architectural fragment at Omrit. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

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One Response to More Re: Omrit

  1. Keith B. Isbell says:

    Thanks Leon !

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