Sarcophagus of Herod the Great

Sarcophagus of Herod the Great



The Sarcophagus of Herod the Great is a Bible stock image that depicts the ornate tomb of the infamous King Herod. The sarcophagus is made of carved limestone and is richly decorated with intricate relief sculptures of vines, rosettes, and other decorative motifs.

The lid of the sarcophagus features an image of a rosette, a symbol of the sun god Helios, surrounded by acanthus leaves. The sarcophagus was discovered in the Herodium, a hilltop fortress built by Herod south of Jerusalem, and is believed to be the final resting place of the king who ruled over Judea during the time of Jesus’ birth.

This image captures the grandeur and wealth of Herod’s reign, as well as the enduring legacy of his architectural achievements.

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