Shaking the stonework of the Castles of our Souls

One of the places we visited in Jordan the other week was Machaerus – a now ruined castle strategically placed on top of a hill not far from the Dead Sea. It was built by the Hasmonean king, Alexander Jannaeus (104 -78 BC) in around 90 BC. Destroyed by the Roman general Gabinius in 57 BC, it was rebuilt in … Read More