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Palace of Tobiah  (Qasr al-Abd)

Iraq al-amir, Jordan

200 BCE

Although little is known for definite about the history of Qasr al-Abd it is widely believed to have been built by a Tobiad notable, Hyrcanus of Jerusalem, head of the powerful Jewish Tobiad family and governor of Ammon. Credence for this theory is gained from the fact that the Hebrew name ‘Tuvya’ or 'Toviyya’ (Tobias) is engraved (טוביה but in a more Aramaic script) above the adjacent burial caves of Iraq al-Amir, which share their name with the nearby village.

The heavily decorated two-storey stone structure (measuring about 40 metres by 20 metres, and 13 metres high) is a rare example of Hellenistic architecture in Jordan. In the 1st century AD, Flavius Josephus described it as, “A strong fortress, which was constructed entirely of white marble up to the very roof and had beasts of gigantic size carved on it; and he enclosed it with a wide and deep moat”. The castle is built from some of the largest single blocks of any building in the Middle East, with the largest block measuring seven by three metres. However, these blocks were at most only 40 centimetres wide (making the building relatively vulnerable to the earthquake which destroyed it). 


Tombs of the Sanhedrin 

Sanhedria, Jerusalem, Israel

1st century CE

Tombs of the Sanhedrin (Hebrew: קברי הסנהדרין‎‎, Kivrei HaSanhedrin), also called Tombs of the Judges, is an underground complex of 63 rock-cut tombs. The tombs are noted for their elaborate design and symmetry. They have been a site for Jewish pilgrimage since the medieval period.

The tombs were constructed on the site of an ancient quarry, with a forecourt at one end and the burial caves excavated out of the other end. The forecourt has benches hewn out of the rock for the benefit of visitors. The forecourt opens onto a small courtyard, walled on three sides. An elaborately carved Grecian pediment above the large, square entrance is decorated with plant motifs, including acanthus leaves entwined with pomegranates and figs, representative of Judeo-Hellenistic burial art of the 1st century. The inner entrance to the tombs is topped by a small pediment and was originally sealed by a stone door.


ISRAEL: Baruch haba– (welcome in Hebrew)
ROMANO: Ahabal (dumbass in Hebrew)
ISRAEL: –uh…

captioned cause i have messy ass handwriting ^

we DID a COLLAB and FUCK the child of our art styles is beautiful and a great solution to me hating lineart and nate hating coloring we’re so awful

and i f inally answered this ask technically from an old ass meme i rbed

yes romano literally probably knows at least one curse word in any language you can google, i hate him, i really do

lineart & editing by @ask-israel​ ; coloring & shading by me
israel © ask-israel ; hc romano © moi / @askromanoo


yo i’m Karin, that’s my face :^) 

I’m 16 yo art student from Israel 🌸 

I enjoy drinking coffee a lot,i love flowers, i like anything spicy, i’m the biggest EXID trash you can find and they make me cry a lot 

I like cosplaying random stuff especially guys 

And yeah idk what else i can say? feel free to ask me anything thooo