Quest of Herod’s Tomb Tour
Although his period of reign was about 2,000 years ago, Herod still stands as one of the most significant rulers in the history of the Holy Land. Appointed by the Romans in 40 BCE, Herod reigned for over 30 years. He brought unprecedented prosperity to the land and transformed it with massive building projects. Caesarea, Jerusalem, Masada and Jericho are just some of the sites which he either founded, or dramatically changed. He also created a fortified palace complex near Bethlehem, naming it after himself – Herodium. He was eventually also buried in it, a burial that marked the end of an era. Unfortunately, the exact location of the tomb was not described by the historical sources. The site of Herodium has been excavated since the 1960s. This specially designed tour will follow the attempts to track Herod’s tomb, and the discoveries made so far. Prepare for the unknown!