Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Hebrew University Team Says They've Found Herod's Tomb

The story is being reported in Haaretz and on MSNBC (click here). The discovery was recently made at Herodium, where King Herod (d. 4 bce) had a hilltop fort and palace complex (click here). The tomb was found by archaeologist Ehud Netzer, a Hebrew University professor who has been working at Herodium since 1972. It is located in a previously unexplored area between the two palaces Herod built on the site. Below is an artist's reconstruction of the site (click to enlarge):


Blogger King of Peace said...

I realize that the level of science backing up one may well be much better than the other, but...I notice how I reacted to word of a documentary on the discovery of Jesus' Tomb compared now to word of the discovery of Herod's tomb. Though part of the difference is having seen much of Herod's legacy in stone from the West Wall of the Temple to Masada, I expect his tomb to be something available to be found. While if Jesus was not buried at what is now the Holy Sepulchre Church then at at least expect more aercheological evidence than name's like Yeshua and Miriam on ossuaries.


Wed May 09, 05:59:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

Right, this is where we would expect to find Herod's tomb since Josephus essentially told us it would be right here. The case is very different for the other tomb that you mention! ---SLC

Wed May 09, 09:18:00 AM GMT-5  

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