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May 7, 2007

Dig this archaeological news from Israel

Filed under: Good News,history,Israel — howdoyoujew @ 16:10

Herod’s tomb and grave found at Herodium

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced Monday night that it has uncovered the grave and tomb of King Herod, who ruled Judea for the Roman empire from circa 37 BCE.

The tomb was discovered by Hebrew University Professor Ehud Netzer, who is considered one of the leading experts on King Herod. Netzer has conducted archeological digs at Herodium since 1972 in an attempt to locate the grave and tomb.

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