Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Herod's Tomb Found

Here's one tomb news story that is noteworthy:

JERUSALEM - An Israeli archaeologist on Tuesday said he has found remnants of the tomb of King Herod, the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem, on a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert where the biblical monarch built a palace.

Hebrew University archaeologist Ehud Netzer said the tomb was found at Herodium, a site where he has been exploring since the 1970s.

Netzer said a team of researchers found pieces of a limestone sarcophagus believed to belong to the ancient king. Although there were no bones in the container, he said the sarcophagus' location and ornate appearance indicated it is Herod's.
Read the rest. Tip of the hat to Jim West and Chris Tilling. By the way, if you haven't seen Chris' post on the seven seals of the Apocalypse, do yourself a favor and check it out.
Photo: AP

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