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View looking north at Herod the Great's Third Palace at Jericho—on the north side of the Wadi Qelt.  Actually this photo was taken from the part of the Third Palace that is located on the southern bank of the Wadi Qelt—a bridge across the wadi connected the two wings.

From left to right is a large reception room, a large courtyard, a Roman bath (including cool, dressing, warm, and hot rooms), another courtyard and service area (sloping down and to the right).

The green vegetation in the distance is the modern city of Jericho.

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