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  4/22/2012, Nisan 30, 5772

Herod's Tomb Reconstructed


A new visitor's entrance and a model of King Herod's tomb monument were dedicated, Sunday, at the Herodion National Park, south of Jerusalem. The four-meter high tomb was designed on the basis of blueprints and notes by Professor Ehud Netzer of blessed memory, who researched the site and uncovered the tomb.

Ze'ev Margalit, in charge of development and conservation for the National Parks and Nature Authority, said the new entrance hall will enable visitors to enjoy an exhibit of the archaeological findings of the excavations at the site and a new feature film about the life of King Herod. The additions that were dedicated on Sunday represent an investment of about three million shekels in the ongoing facelift that the site is undergoing, in a cooperative effort with the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria, the Gush Etzion Regional Council, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Government Tourism Office.