The Herodium

December 7, 2010

The Herodium was a fortress built by Herod the Great.  It is located about eight miles south of Jerusalem and about 3 miles southeast of Bethlehem.

Here Herod was buried, but his tomb was not discovered until May 2007, by Ehud Netzer, who recently died at the site as a result of a fall.


Aerial of Herodium. Photo by Leon Mauldin


The small blue rectangle is the site of recent excavations.  Just below that you can see the theater.

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