The large reception hall of the northern wing of the Herodian palace. Impressions left by columns can be seen on three sides of the hall. On the fourth side, at the top of the picture, was the entrance which looked out on the sunken gardens on the other side of the Wadi Kelt. The pattern of the floor bedding reflects the opus sectile design that was originally laid into it. In the center of the hall is a rectangle that originally contained a mosaic carpet. This hall is 90 feet long and 60 feet wide.