Profile of Salome, remembered as the girl who danced for the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Modern scholarship has revealed a different Salome: a royal princess of Jewish blood who lived during the dangerous era when the Romans occupied the Holy Land. Most experts say she was blameless in the death of John the Baptist. The real Salome navigated intrigue and tragedy, and proved herself a canny survivor. Before she died, she married her own uncle, saw her parents exiled, and became a queen.