Mukawer مكاور closeup

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Comments (16)

Omar Gobbi on August 30, 2010

hi, Dr.Azzouqa very interesting history, which occurred on this hill, it is very important to me as a Christian, thank you very much for sharing the photo, and history, LIKE, YS, a warm greeting from Argentina.

Dr.Azzouqa on August 30, 2010

Thank you very much Omar, for the multiple visits, kind words and multiple LIKEs and multiple YSs.

Best wishes from Jordan.

Mustafa

Dr.Azzouqa on August 30, 2010

The fortress Machaerus( now Mukawer) was originally built by the Hasmonean king Alexander Jannaeus around 90 BC, destroyed by the Romans and rebuilt by Herod the Great in 30 BC to be used as a military base in his territories east of the Jordan River. His successor was his son Herod Antipas, well known for his role leading to the death of John the Baptist. Antipas decided to divorce and marry the wife of his brother, Herodias. John the Baptist critized in the public this behaviour, so Herod Antipas imprisoned him at Machaerus. After Herodias' daughter Salome danced before the king she was rewarded with the death of John the Baptist.

AntonioJVidaL on August 30, 2010

Excellent composition...very nice PHOTO!

Best wishes, AntonioJVidaL.

Dr.Azzouqa on August 30, 2010

Thank you very much Antonio, for your visits and nice words.

Best wishes from Jordan.

Mustafa

Dr.Azzouqa on August 31, 2010

spasibo vam, Svetlana.

Ia ponial, chto vy prochitali kommentarij !

Alla Saed on August 31, 2010

صور جميلة البوم صور ممتع تحياتي من ليبيا م علاء سعيد like 3

Dr.Azzouqa on August 31, 2010

لك جزيل الشكر يا أخ علاء على الزيارات المتتهالية و تفضبل الكثير من صوري

مع أفضل تمنياتي

د.مصطفى عزوقه

5VIKT on January 3, 2011

Excellent photo! Like

Dr.Azzouqa on January 3, 2011

Thank you very much Valeri, for your visit, nice words and LIKE.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family from Jordan.

Mustafa

Lucien Kivit on February 7, 2011

Very interesting historical view, LIKE 5, greetings Lucien

Dr.Azzouqa on February 7, 2011

Thank you very much Lucien, for your visit, nice words and LIKE.

Best wishes from Jordan.

Mustafa

Ángel González on March 2, 2011

Hello, Dr.Azzouqa. Excellent photo, very interesting scenary. Like.

Best wishes from Mallorca, Angel.

Dr.Azzouqa on March 2, 2011

Thank you very much Angel, for your visit, nice words and LIKE.

Best wishes from Jordan.

Mustafa

Alina Sbitneva on June 11, 2011

What an interesting place!

LIKE Alina

Dr.Azzouqa on June 11, 2011

Thank you very much Alina, for your visit, nice words and LIKE.

Best wishes from Jordan.

Mustafa

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 29, 2010
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    by Dr.Azzouqa
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX L20
    • Taken on 2010/08/27 15:10:00
    • Exposure: 0.007s (1/148)
    • Focal Length: 24.03mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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