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        1/17/2013, Shevat 6, 5773

      Herod’s Tomb to be Displayed in Israel Museum

      Israel's national museum said Tuesday it will open what it calls the world's first exhibition devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago.

      The display includes the reconstructed tomb and sarcophagus of one of antiquity's most notable and despised figures, curators say.

      King Herod is famous for having refurbished the Second Temple and the Temple Mount, including construction of the Western Wall. (Philstar)