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Pezael Tower

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Identification

Pezael Tower
Phasael Tower, Migdal Pezael
261348

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Structure in General

observation tower
existing [completed]

Facts

  • This was the tallest of three towers built by King Herod the Great, and the only one that remains partly standing. It was originally 145 feet tall.
  • Named after Herod's brother, the other two towers were named after his wife, Miriam, and his friend, Hippicus, and stood 132 feet tall.
  • Today only the rebuilt base of the tower is intact, and serves as part of the exibition at the David Citadel Museum.
  • The three towers fell into disrepair and were successively repaired, rebuilt and destroyed by Romans, Crusaders, Mamelukes and Ottomans.

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Location

David Citadel
David's Citadel
Jerusalem
Jerusalem District
Israel

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