Archaeologists say they've found Herod's tomb

The dig at Herodium
Israeli archaeologists believe they have discovered the tomb of king Herod, the Roman-appointed king over the Jews who reigned from 37 BC until his death in 4 BC and was known for his monumental building projects.

The excavation’s chief archaeologist, Ehud Netzer from the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, announced May 8 that his team had discovered the tomb three weeks before during ongoing digging at Herodium, a once-magnificent palace located several miles south of Jerusalem in what is now the West Bank.

During his reign Herod undertook the reinforcement and expansion of the Second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and the fortress atop the rock stronghold of Masada.


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