Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Breaking news everyone has seen by now King Herod's tomb may have been found
An Israeli archaeologist on Tuesday said he has found remnants of the tomb of King Herod, the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem, on a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert where the biblical monarch built a palace.

Hebrew University archaeologist Ehud Netzer said the tomb was found at Herodium, a site where he has been exploring since the 1970s.

Netzer said a team of researchers found pieces of a limestone sarcophagus believed to belong to the ancient king. Although there were no bones in the container, he said the sarcophagus' location and ornate appearance indicated it is Herod's.

No inscriptions saying who, exactly, was in the tomb, so it's not quite a done deal. I shall withhold judgment until then. Updates are sure to follow.