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View looking west northwest at the area where the Hasmoneans built their palaces that were expanded by Herod the Great.

On the left side of the image is a low mound where a succession of palaces were built in the late second and early first centuries BC.  In the center and right there are additions built by Herod the Great—called Herod's Second Palace.

See Netzer, Ehud, and Rachel Laureys–Chachy. The Architecture of Herod, the Great Builder. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008, pp. 42–80.