10/17/2013

A pair of archaeologists dispute that a relatively modest burial site found in 2007 is that of Herod, the Roman-appointed king of Judea. Joseph Patrich and Benjamin Arubas of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem say the tomb discovered by Ehud Netzer as part of a massive complex built by Herod outside Jerusalem is too small and poorly designed to have been the work of the king, who was a master builder. Patrich and Arubas' findings were presented last week at the Innovations in Archaeology in Jerusalem and the Surrounding Area conference.

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