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may 2017 - new archeological excavations

Herodion is awesome. It has new (today is May 2017) archeological excavation going on - part of the... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Toronto, Canada
Incredible feat of engineering

You must go to this site! It is fascinating to think that Herod created this palace and then built... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Amman Governorate, Jordan
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Herodion is awesome. It has new (today is May 2017) archeological excavation going on - part of the external wall is exposed; the theater is excavated and frescos are being renovated :) It is a must see. My 7 year old daughter loved the tunnels...More

Thank V S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank R0hanL
Reviewed 5 March 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.

Thank Noam L
Reviewed 1 March 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.

Thank AvrahamJer
Reviewed 24 February 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...More

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 23 February 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...More

Thank jamom49506
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This looks really marvelous. Hill is mined through and you can crave in caves and finds old cisterns and so. There is rails and stairs in caves, so its safe. Must see!

Thank Filip M
Reviewed 2 January 2017

You have a very good view of surrounding areas. On a clear day, you can even see the dead sea and Jordan from here. How it is built is amazing. Make sure you read up before you start climing up.

Thank SeungwonBJung
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We got there on a Shabat morning. The drive from Jerusalem took about 20 minutes on good roads. The guided tour in Hebrew started at 12:00. We got there a little early so we got to see a short film about Herod's death and funeral...More

Thank OritN
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Herodium (Herodion) National Park ruins are still under excavation. We were left fascinated by the discoveries and the energetic history of Herod's death.

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