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  Iyar 20, 5767 , 08/05/07

Herod's Burial Grave Uncovered at Herodian

Archeologists have uncovered the grave and tomb of King Herod at Herodium, east of Efrat. The major discovery is to be announced at a Hebrew University press conference Tuesday morning, but Israel media scooped the university by citing independent sources for the find.

Herod ruled Judea under the Roman Empire and oversaw the expansion of the Second Temple. Archaeologists believed that he had been buried at his Herodian palace although he died in Jericho. They were unable to prove their theory until the recent discovery in an area that previously has not been dug.
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