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“Fascinating History and View”

Herodyon National Park
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Herodion National Park is just a quick 15 minute drive from Jerusalem. The history that has been uncovered here and is still being uncovered is amazing. It is still an active archeological site. The walk up to the site is fairly strenuous however it is worth it once you get there. I hope in the next few years they open additional areas on the site that are now being dug. Hard to believe that they just found Herod's Tomb here in the past 5 years.

Thank Jeremy A
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

King Herod, who was known for his buildings, outdid himself in building this huge tomb for himself. climb it and feel this for yourself.

Thank avmlevi
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Only 30 min to drive from the downtown of Jerusalem, safe road.
Recommend to come at the morning, because it con be hot during the day time at summer and spring.
Try to see the rooms which are under the restouration, even if you only can stay at the entrance.

1  Thank Boris G
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This place was so cool! I didn't realize how genius (though badly behaved) Herod was. It was a really cool experience to check out the area. Prepare for a lot of stairs and slopes though.

Thank Nikki B
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Visiting this largely man-made (by King Herod's workers and slaves!) mountain from just before the time of Christ is an impressive - and often unsettling - experience. Unsettling for two reasons: For one thing there is the strong symbolism of a fortress originally built exclusively for a megalomanic semi-Jewish king and friend of the occupying romans celebrating himself and hiding behind walls while a few miles away you can see Bethlehem where one was born in a stone trough who "became a lowly slave to serve and not to rule". The contrast could not be stronger. But the site is also unsettling today with vistas from the top to the settlements around it and also due to the fact that Jewish Israel now celebrates Herod almost as if he was a Davidic king while he was hated by almost all Jews 2000 years ago and the celebrated Zealots smashed his tomb and used the Herodion for rebellious headquarters. Almost ironic - and symbolic for the claims made in the area today.

Thank ChrisJungen
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