By ROBIN ROBINSON, QMI Agency
The first exhibition of ancient artifacts from the tomb of King Herod has opened at Jerusalem's Israel Museum.
Titled Herod The Great: The King's Final Journey, the exhibit showcases more than 250 items from the recently discovered tomb of the biblical Roman-Jewish king who ruled Jerusalem from 37 to 4 BC. These include three sarcophagi, restored frescoes, King Herod's private bath from the palace at Cyprus, carved stone elements from the Temple Mount and an imperial marble basin believed to be a gift from Roman Emperor Augustus.
King Herod is known for constructing many large-scale projects in Israel, including the port of Caesarea and Masada, as well as the expansion of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.
This story was posted on Wed, February 20, 2013
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