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UPDATED / Herod’s Tomb in Plastic: A Learning Aid, or “Disneyland”?

Today’s Haaretz newspaper carries an article about changes afoot at the Herodion (or “Herodium”, as I prefer) national park site in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. One change — already in place — is a 4-meter-high model of the mausoleum of Herod the Great … Continue reading

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Herod’s Building Projects Featured on New Israeli Stamps

The Israel Post has just issued a dandy new series of stamps highlighting the often nature-defying monumental architecture of Herod the Great. In fact, the release date is listed here as TOMORROW, 07 FEB 2011! The same site lists the stamps’ designers … Continue reading

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