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The Herodion National Park – King Herod’s Tomb & Castle

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Herod's Fortress
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

Herodian is one of Herod's 12 fortresses. It is just outside Bethlehem and is believed to be the Tel that the passage "...You can move a mountain..." referred to. The adjacent mountain was partially removed by Herod's army and placed on top of this existing mountain. The result was the highest hill in the...

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Herodian is one of Herod's 12 fortresses. It is just outside Bethlehem and is believed to be the Tel that the passage "...You can move a mountain..." referred to. The adjacent mountain was partially removed by Herod's army and placed on top of this existing mountain. The result was the highest hill in the area and thereby the safest place to protect the valley and his Kingdom. We walked into the space within the mountain, the tunnels and rooms and saw where he and the Romans would have stayed and remained safe. It is also thought, this may be the place of his burial. The excavation of this place has revealed a marvel of engineering and intelligent strategy by Herod and his army. I thoroughly enjoyed this visit...

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Neuschwanstein meet your counterpart
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

Herod was probably one of the most rich men, if not the richest, in the early Roman Empire. He built Masada as a Dead Sea escape, the Temple in Jerusalem , Caesarea Maritima to honor his 'friend' Augustus, as well as many other works in other...

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Herod was probably one of the most rich men, if not the richest, in the early Roman Empire. He built Masada as a Dead Sea escape, the Temple in Jerusalem [one of the wonders of the then known world], Caesarea Maritima to honor his 'friend' Augustus, as well as many other works in other parts of the Mediterranean/Roman world. One of his haunts was south of Jerusalem where he literally built a mountain home. The day I visited Herodium, it was pouring rain and I got soaked, but it was worth it to catch a glimpse of the grandeur that was several millennia ago I'm sure impressive.

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Herodian
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 14, 2018

As a licensed tour guide I am here quite a bit. This hill was built upon by Herod the Great over 2000 years ago with the specific intention that he would be buried there. The many water cisterns carved out of the mountain, the Roman baths, the ancient synagogue, and more recently, the small...

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As a licensed tour guide I am here quite a bit. This hill was built upon by Herod the Great over 2000 years ago with the specific intention that he would be buried there. The many water cisterns carved out of the mountain, the Roman baths, the ancient synagogue, and more recently, the small theater and Herod's private room all make this palace an amazing place to visit.

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