Archaeologist who found Herod’s tomb dies on dig
Published on November 1st, 2010 | by Admin1
The Hebrew University professor died on Thursday from injuries sustained when a railing gave way at the Herodium archaeological site in the West Bank.
“His tragic death is a loss to his family, researchers of Jewish heritage and science and archaeology,” Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.
Following the discovery of Herod’s tomb, Prof Netzer went on to excavate an elaborate mausoleum and three shattered sarcophagi believed to be those of Herod and two of his wives.
Herod was appointed the ruler of Judea by the Roman authorities and ruled from 37BC until his death in around 4BC.