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Tomb of Herod the Great Located at Herodium

After working at Herodium, an important archaeological site in Israel, Professor Ehud Netzer (of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem) located what he (and other experts) believe is the tomb of King Herod the Great.

The discovery - on May 7, 2007 - was the culmination of more than thirty years of effort by Netzer.  Basing his search, among other things, on the writings of Josephus - a first-century Jewish historian - Netzer was excited when he and his team located a stairway which had all the markings of a Josephus-described clue. 

In this clip, Netzer discusses his findings and their significance.  Three-and-a-half years later, he died - at the age of 76 - after suffering a fall at the Herodium site


Media Credits

Clip announcing that archaeologists had located the long-sought tomb of Herod the Great.  Online, courtesy NatGeo Channel at YouTube.

 

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