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View looking southwest at the four towers of the Antonia Fortress.  This fortress towers over the northwest corner of the Temple Mount—note the Temple building on the left (south) side of the image.  Built by Herod the Great (37–4 B.C.), in the first century a Roman garrison was stationed there.  This is the garrison that saved Paul from an angry mob (Acts 22:27–23:22).

In the lower portion of the image a red–roofed five portico structure is visible.  This is the representation of the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed a crippled man (John 5:1–15).

The wall on the right, that joins the Antonia Fortress is the “Second Wall” of Josephus.

To view the general area where the Antonia Fortress was located Click Here.