Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Herod's tomb(?) update

More from the LA Times and EurekAlert. The latter has more detail on the dig and why they think it really is Herod's. The main documentary evidence that he was buried there is Josephus: The body was thus conveyed for a distance of two hundred furlongs to Herodium, where, in accordance with the directions of the deceased, it was interred.

Probably doesn't seal the deal quite yet, but it's a good start.