(JTA) — Archaeologists working in Jerusalem have restored floor tiling that was part of the courtyards of King Herod’s Second Temple over 2,000 years ago. This was the first time archaeologists successfully restored a part of the Temple complex built by King Herod, who ruled in Jerusalem for three years beginning in 37 BCE, according to Gabriel Barkay, director…
A plan to restore the original structure that held King Herod’s tomb at Herodion in the West Bank has been scrapped after it came under fire from archaeologists, tour guides and other experts.
Jewish settlers see political gain in surging interest in King Herod and his grave on the West Bank. That’s ironic since he is one of the most hated figures in Jewish history.
An unusual plan to rebuild the tomb of Herod the Great at the Herodium site, southeast of Jerusalem, has spurred opposition on the part of top archeologists.