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“Well worth long bus ride” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Herodyon National Park

Herodyon National Park
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well worth long bus ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

It was hot, but tour was great. Take lots of water, wear a hat and dress for heat. But so interesting and so beautiful. Plan on a few hours. tour was approximately 100 shekels for 2 of us.

Visited June 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“King Herod”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

King Herod built this monument/hill to himself as a future burial site for him. It took 30 years to discover his tomb. The chief archeologist lost his life before the tomb was discovered by leaning against a rail that gave way. The palace if a fabulous feat of architecture. Don't forget, King Herod built the Second Temple in Jerusalem, his Jericho palace, Herodian and the port in Casseria. He was a brilliant architect who was basically crazy, killing his wife and some of his children. He was Rome's king of Jerusalem and the Jewish nation from approximately 76BC-40AD.

Visited August 2013
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Jerusalem
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77 reviews
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“A fantastic tomb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Herod built Herodian for this tomb, and recently his actual grave was found inside. It is really magnificant structure.

Visited February 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Excellent but better with a guide”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

It's a fortress that king harod built. Outstanding view of the desert and Jerusalem from south . See the movie before claiming . Take map and some book to read about the place.

Visited July 2013
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“Few visit, more should!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

What an amazing and interesting archaeological site-- not many visit, and you really need a tour guide, but it is worth it to spend time here, learning about Herod the Great, the engineering marvels from thousands of years ago, and the beauty of the region.

Visited July 2013
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