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Herod's Fortress

Herodian is one of Herod's 12 fortresses. It is just outside Bethlehem and is believed to be the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stevenkents
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Orlando, United States
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Herod was probably one of the most rich men, if not the richest, in the early Roman Empire. He... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RJF1423
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Dinuba, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Herodian is one of Herod's 12 fortresses. It is just outside Bethlehem and is believed to be the Tel that the passage "...You can move a mountain..." referred to. The adjacent mountain was partially removed by Herod's army and placed on top of this existing...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Herod was probably one of the most rich men, if not the richest, in the early Roman Empire. He built Masada as a Dead Sea escape, the Temple in Jerusalem [one of the wonders of the then known world], Caesarea Maritima to honor his 'friend'...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

As a licensed tour guide I am here quite a bit. This hill was built upon by Herod the Great over 2000 years ago with the specific intention that he would be buried there. The many water cisterns carved out of the mountain, the Roman...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Worth your time to see what King Herod built for himself as a palace and then as a final resting place. To imagine how this was constructed is amazing. Be prepared to walk a great deal to see all.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip here today. A short film with the entry price sets the historical scene for the building of Herodion/Herodyon/Herodium. The site is well preserved and the tunnels and views are awesome. Take the children but watch them in the tunnels.

Thank Jason K
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

My fifth trip to Israel and finally got time to visit this site. It is a wonderful place to visit. Great 10 minute video to start the tour which gives you a sense of why it was all built. Amazing visit to the ruins and...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Finally got here on a guided tour. Well worth waiting for and going to see. As much as I had read about the place beforehand, the real thing was even better. Archaeologists have done a wonderful job of uncovering many of the site's secrets and...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you like traipsing around ancient ruins, then Herodyon National Park is the place to go. It's about 25 minutes from Jerusalem. The ruins are on top of a man-made hill and commands a striking view of the nearby valley. This was a summer palace,...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Just 20 minutes from Jerusalem, Herodion National Park is a hidden gem. Once a great palace on a top of a high hill, on the edge of the Judean desert, overlooking the Dead Sea (from a great distance) - this is where King Herod's personal...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Herod the Great a Jew, but not a Hebrew. His father was an Idumean. The Iduemeans had been forcefully converted to Judaism. Herod sub-king of Rome. He ruled Judea harshly but his kingdom prospered., He fortified Masada, and also. the area in the Herodyon National...More

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