The site of the Ecce Homo Convent contains important remains from Roman times. Since the Crusaders, Christian tradition has placed the beginning of the Via Dolorosa in this area. Here we recall Christ’s suffering at the hands of the Roman soldiers and his trial by Pontus Pilate. The name “Ecce Homo” refers to John 19:5Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them: “Behold the Man”. This Palace and Fortress was built by King Herod and was named after his friend Mark Anthony. Titus destroyed most of this Palace in AD 70. The remains at the entrance “the Lithostrotos / Pavement” is still there, upon which Jesus was tried by Pilate. Markings on the floor were made by the Roman legionnaires for playing games such as the “Basilicus” or the game of the King.
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