See Ehud Netzer, “Floating in the Desert,” Archaeology Odyssey 02:01; Ehud Netzer, Barbara Burrell and Kathryn Gleason, “Uncovering Herod’s Seaside Palace,” BAR 19:03; Ehud Netzer and Zeev Weiss, “New Mosaic Art from Sepphoris,” BAR 18:06; Ehud Netzer, “The Last Days and Hours at Masada,” BAR 17:06; Ehud Netzer, “Jewish Rebels Dig Strategic Tunnel System,” BAR 14:04; Ehud Netzer, “Searching for Herod’s Tomb,” BAR 09:03; Ehud Netzer, “Herod’s Family Tomb in Jerusalem,” BAR 09:03; Ehud Netzer, BAR Readers Restore and Preserve Herodian Jericho,” BAR 04:04.



The excavations at Archelais (Khirbet el-Beiyudat) were carried out between 1986 and 1999 and were conducted on behalf of the staff officer of archaeology in Judea and Samaria and directed by the author.


Geographica XVI 2:41.


For this analysis, I am indebted to Professor Ehud Netzer.


Indeed, before our excavation some scholars identified other sites as Archelais.