Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Herod the Great: The King’s Final Journey
Israel Museum, Jerusalem February 13, 2013-October 5, 2013
The first exhibition entirely dedicated to Herod the Great, Israel’s greatest builder and one of the most controversial figures in Jewish history. Large reconstructions and new finds from Herod’s palaces in Herodium, Jericho, and other sites are on display. Exhibited to the public for the very first time, these artifacts shed new light on the political, architectural, and aesthetic influence of Herod’s rule (37–4 BCE). Herod’s tomb – discovered at Herodium after a 40-year search by the late Prof. Ehud Netzer of the Hebrew University – holds pride of place.
The exhibition is held in memory of Prof. Netzer, who fell to his death in 2010 on the site of his discovery.