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Herodium / Herodion

Herodium (Hebrew: “Herodion”) was a fortified palace built by King Herod “the Great”, and named after him.  It eventually it also became his burial site. Later Jewish rebels hid and used the site, and in Byzantine times it developed as a monastic complex. In 2007 Prof. Ehud Netzer wikipedia s announced on the discovery of Herod’s tomb at the site.  

Herodium herodion

I am among those suggesting Herod’s tomb is still to be found.  In 2014 I raised $25,000 for a new research for Herod’s tomb, but to my great dissapointment the grant was rejected by the expedition.

I still believe that Herod’s tomb is yet to be found, and hope that some day research will be done at the alternative site I propose.

Presenting Herodium to “The Watchman”, 2019

Presenting Herodium to “ItravelJerusalem”, 2015


Herodium ( Latin), Herodeion ( Ancient Greek: Ἡρώδειον), best known in Israel as Herodion ( Hebrew: הרודיון) and in Arabic as Jabal al-Fureidis ( Arabic: هيروديون‎, lit. “Mountain of the Little Paradise”); also Har Hordos is a truncated-cone-shaped hill, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Jerusalem and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southeast of Bethlehem, in the Judaean Desert, West Bank.

tripadvisor Herodium on Tripadvisor

Points of Interest in the Area

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Book a Private Tour to Herodium

Herodium is in the West Bank, about 10 km SE of Bethlehem . it is a 30 minutes drive from Jerusalem, and takes about 2 hours to explore.

Since I only offer full day tours, I recommend to contact me for a tour proposal Herodium and other attractions in the area.