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  2/12/2013, Adar 2, 5773

Herod Exhibition Opens at the Israel Museum Tuesday


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, is scheduled to open, Tuesday, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The exhibition includes about 250 archaeological artificts recently discovered on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, at the Herodion summer palace, south of the capital, Jericho and other sites.

The display includes a reconstructed tomb and sarcophagus from Herod's grave and a wall painting from the Herodion. King Herod is famous for having refurbished the Second Temple and the Temple Mount, including construction of the Western Wall.