The Herodium palace, with King Herod’s tomb site and private theatre he built between 23-15BC in the Judaean desert, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Photo: AFP The Herodium palace, with King Herod’s tomb site and private theatre he built between 23-15BC in the Judaean desert, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Photo: AFP
The Herodium palace, with King Herod’s tomb site and private theatre he built between 23-15BC in the Judaean desert, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Photo: AFP
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Parts of King Herod’s spectacular hilltop palace, where Roman-era tyrant of Judea was buried, opening to the public for first time

  • On Sunday, the public will be allowed to see for the first time Herodium’s legendary arched stairway, foyer and private theatre
  • Archaeologists say ruler decided to bury his palace so his final resting place would never be overshadowed, helping preserve the site for 2,000 years

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The Herodium palace, with King Herod’s tomb site and private theatre he built between 23-15BC in the Judaean desert, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Photo: AFP The Herodium palace, with King Herod’s tomb site and private theatre he built between 23-15BC in the Judaean desert, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Photo: AFP
The Herodium palace, with King Herod’s tomb site and private theatre he built between 23-15BC in the Judaean desert, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Photo: AFP
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