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  • HEROD'S LOST TOMB

  • Wednesday 30 April 2014 at 20:00
  • Nat Geo HD

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Look at King Herod's architectural achievements and the search for his lost tomb.

Herod the Great is one of the Old Testament's worst villains, best known for ordering the massacre of all male children in Bethlehem under 2 years old. Although few scholars believe the story is true, Herod's bloody reputation has obscured the fact that he was also one of the greatest architectural masterminds in world history. The fortresses, temples and cities he commissioned were so audacious, they continue to astound contemporary architects and engineers. But despite a plethora of structures built in his name, one riddle has remained unsolved for decades — where was his tomb?

We join Israeli archaeologist Ehud Netzer, who has searched for Herod's tomb for three decades, as he and his team peel back thousands of years obliterated under the sands in a crusade for clues.

Netzer finally discovers Her...
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