Israel Under the Maccabees

Israel Under the Maccabees



The stock image depicts the historical region of Israel during the reign of the Maccabees, a Jewish dynasty that ruled Judea from 164 BCE to 63 BCE. The map is rendered in muted earth tones, with labels and details in black ink.

The map shows the major geographical features of the region, including the Mediterranean Sea to the west, the Dead Sea to the east, and the Jordan River flowing through the center. The cities and towns of Judea are marked with small, stylized icons, each with its own unique shape and symbol. These include Jerusalem, the capital of the Maccabean kingdom, as well as other important cities such as Bethlehem, Jericho, and Hebron.

In addition to the cities, the map also shows the locations of important battle sites and landmarks from the Maccabean period, such as the fortress of Masada and the Temple in Jerusalem. The borders of the Maccabean kingdom are marked with a thick black line, demarcating the extent of the Jewish state during this period of its history.

Overall, the stock image provides a detailed and visually engaging representation of the historical landscape of ancient Judea during the time of the Maccabean dynasty. It is a useful resource for historians, educators, and anyone interested in the rich history of the Jewish people.

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