Courtesy of Győző Vörös

REFOUNDATION CEREMONY. Prince El-Hassan bin Talal (in scarf), chairman of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, and Monther Jamhawi (with uplifted left hand), director general of antiquities in Jordan, attend the refoundation ceremony at Machaerus. They watch as the Ionic column base is re-erected on the exact location where it was discovered in 1979. Author Győző Vörös (left of column) guides the column base into place on the crepidoma (stepped platform) of the Herodian bathhouse’s apodyterium (dressing room). The base was anchored in place on the crepidoma by a stainless-steel empolium (plug). Similarly, the Doric column was anchored with an empolium to the stylobate pavement stones in the royal courtyard.