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A tomb thought to be Herod's may not be after all. Certain design elements, such as two staircases on top of the mausoleum that block entrance, aren't in keeping with the master builder's deisgn, experts say | Joseph Patrich.

A tomb thought to be Herod’s may not be after all. Certain design elements, such as two staircases on top of the mausoleum that block entrance, aren’t in keeping with the master builder’s deisgn, experts say | Joseph Patrich.

(Huffington Post Science)

Herod the Great, the king of Judea who ruled not long before the time of Jesus, seems to have eluded historians once again.
In 2007 archaeologists announced they had found the great king’s tomb, a surprisingly modest mausoleum that was part of the Herodium, a massive complex built by Herod on a cone-shaped hill in the desert outside Jerusalem.
But what everyone thought was his final resting place may not be. The modest structure is too small and modest for the ostentatious king; its mediocre construction and design are at odds with Herod’s reputation as a master planner and builder, archaeologists now say.

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