A Visit to the Herodium and Herod’s Tomb

Interview by Yoram Getzler with Tour guide Shmuel Browns. Herodium is the name of King Herod’s palace/fortress just 12 km. south of Jerusalem. We know about Herodium from the writings of the Jewish historian Josephus who tells us that Herod was buried there. It took archaeologist Ehud Netzer 35 years to find Herod’s tomb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of the  photos are by Shmuel Browns

 

 

About the interview: Shmuel Browns is a licensed guide and would be happy to take you to explore Herodium, the palace/fortress, the escape tunnels from the Bar Kokhba revolt and the places where Herod might be buried. For more information check out his website http://israeltours.wordpress.com/

One Response to “A Visit to the Herodium and Herod’s Tomb”

  1. Tisha b’Av – History of Recent Archaeological Finds by Shmuel Browns | IsraelSeen.com said:

    Aug 09, 11 at 4:41 am

    [...] He is a tour guide and has been interviewed on israelseen by Yoram Getzler. Here is the link: http://israelseen.com/2011/05/31/a-visit-to-the-herodium-and-herods-tomb/ This is his latest blog about the history of Tisha b’Av and the latest archaeological [...]