The information below comes from a news release today from the Herodium Expedition at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Herodium, built by Herod the Great, is located near Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. See our recent Index of articles on Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus for numerous links about the Herodium.
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Archaeologists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology have discovered a monumental entryway to the Herodian Hilltop Palace at the Herodium National Park. The unique complex was uncovered during excavations by The Herodium Expedition in Memory of Ehud Netzer over the past year, as part of a project to develop the site for tourism. Photo of unique palace entry complex discovered at Herodian Hilltop Palace by Hebrew University archaeologists.
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