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Horn of Sartaba, site of the Hasmonean fortress Alexandrion (42 images)

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Hasmonean fortress Alexandrion (Alexandrium) was built by the Hasmonean King Alexander Yanai on the Horn of Sartaba, a cone shaped mountain overlooking the Jordan Valley between Beth Shean and Jericho. The fort was destroyed by the Romans in 57 BC and restored later by King Herod