Archaeologist Says Remnants of King Herod’s Tomb Are Found
JERUSALEM, May 8 — After a long quest in search of King Herod’s tomb, an archaeologist announced Tuesday that he had found what appear to be the ornate remnants of the Roman-era king’s burial site on the edge of the Judean Desert.
Ehud Netzer, a Hebrew University archaeologist, said he knew he had solved the puzzle of Herod’s grave when his team uncovered pieces of a large sarcophagus made of pink Jerusalem limestone and decorated with expertly carved floral motifs. They were found among the ruins of a mausoleum on the site traditionally thought to be the ancient king’s burial grounds.
“The location and unique nature of the findings, as well as the historical record, leave no doubt that this was Herod’s burial site,” Mr. Netzer told reporters.( Collapse )