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

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Incredible feat of engineering
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You must go to this site! It is fascinating to think that Herod created this palace and then built a hill around it to forify it and make it stand out around the surrounding plains. You can walk all over the site and also go down into the secret tunnels which, if you can...

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You must go to this site! It is fascinating to think that Herod created this palace and then built a hill around it to forify it and make it stand out around the surrounding plains. You can walk all over the site and also go down into the secret tunnels which, if you can manage the steep steps, is also very interesting.

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Amazing "Must see" Site
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 6, 2017

About 20 min. drive from Jerusalem to the south east, towards Gush Etzion you will find the ruins of King Hordes tomb. There is a lot to see in this impressive site with the artificial hill with all the tunnels above his grave.

Herod's monumental tomb
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 1, 2017

Herod built this tomb for himself. He was instrumental in the building of many structures, and gthi is his greatest. Only recently was his actual grave found in the tomb.

Herod's Genius and Madness
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 24, 2017

Though we know Herod was a madman, he certainly had some amazing sites built in the Holy Land. Herodium was supposedly going to be his place of burial--hence the enormity of the structures that still stand today. On some days you can go down inside and be in a cooler environment in a tunnel...

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Though we know Herod was a madman, he certainly had some amazing sites built in the Holy Land. Herodium was supposedly going to be his place of burial--hence the enormity of the structures that still stand today. On some days you can go down inside and be in a cooler environment in a tunnel as you descend. I believe if you ask when getting your tickets the workers will let you know if the tunnels are open or not. Worth a visit as there's also some stunning views of the countryside.

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amazing ruins
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 23, 2017

This is the palace Herod built by moving the dirt from one mountain to the top of another ("If you have the faith of a mustard seed..."). Right there that makes it amazing to see, knowing that Jesus saw and referred to it. Herod's tomb is also here. It is set on top of...

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This is the palace Herod built by moving the dirt from one mountain to the top of another ("If you have the faith of a mustard seed..."). Right there that makes it amazing to see, knowing that Jesus saw and referred to it. Herod's tomb is also here. It is set on top of the hills outside of Bethlehem, where the shepherds still watch their sheep. Amazing. A fair bit of steep climbing. I would be careful going here without a Palestinian guide, however, and would certainly not continue on into Bethlehem if I was Jewish. (I am Christian.) Signs are very explicit that Jews in this region will be vulnerable to physical harm. :(

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