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