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/