A large piece of marble frieze like this one was pulled from the Mediterranean by archaeologists. The beauty of the design is still evident after nearly two millennia. Since Israel has no natural marble, it had to be shipped from elsewhere, often from Italian quarries across the Mediterranean. Herod’s love of extravagance and the finest building materials brought marble into his country in quantities unheard of before his time.


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