Reconstruction by Ehud Netzer

“A crowning exhibition” of Herod’s genius, the Antonia stood at the northwest corner of Herod’s Temple Mount and may be where Paul was imprisoned, according to Acts 21:34–35, 37. Very little physical evidence of the Antonia remains today, but archaeologist Ehud Netzer has reconstructed what the grand fortress may have looked like. Contrary to many scholars, Netzer believes that the Antonia actually extended onto the Temple Mount, rather than standing just north of it, and he makes his case using the few existing clues, the contemporaneous descriptions of Flavius Josephus, and his own expert knowledge of Herodian architecture.