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I can't think of a site in Israel-Palestine where the effort to excavate/restore/present is more vigorous than the Herodium. There is something new to see with each visit.

In this image, workers move material up and down the slope by means of a small boxcar on rails. Reconstruction of the impressive arched corridor and grand stairway will one day allow visitors to climb to the top of this mound in the same way that the ancient did.  

The Herodium is a fortress-palace built by Herod the Great near Bethlehem.


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