Antonia Fortress



The Antonia Fortress was built by Herod the Great in order to protect the Temple Mount. The fortress stood on the high rock plateau which is visible at ground level in between the trees. Today, the Ummariyah school is located on the original site of the Antonia.
The Apostle Paul was arrested and taken into this fortress as recorded in Acts 21.34,37; 22.24; 23.10,16,32.