Temple of Augustus

Roman emperor Augustus grants Samaria to Herod the Great, who rebuilds the city as a Roman gentile city, renaming it Sebaste (Greek for Augustus) after his patron; new walls and a massive temple dedicated to the god Augustus These steps led up to a colonade porch and gateway into the temple. The courtyard at the base of the steps included an altar for offering sacrifices.

(courtesy of BYU Jerusalem Center )

Last updated 01-Jul-99.
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