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Fantastic site.

Herod built this with, most likely, slave labor but it is a fantastic look at the Roman culture and the work they put into these sites. It was most enjoyable, but a lot of work... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 March 2015
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Indialantic, Florida
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Indialantic, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

Herod built this with, most likely, slave labor but it is a fantastic look at the Roman culture and the work they put into these sites. It was most enjoyable, but a lot of work to climb to the top, but we did it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

The view and history of this place are just overwhelming. Be ready for some hill climbing and going through tunnels but it's not too hard and totally worth it.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

Located twenty minutes from Jerusalem just east of Bethlehem and Beit Sahour, this unmistakable volcano shaped mountain is the final resting place of Kind Herod. A drive there takes one to the West Bank. It has been developed recently and is a wonderful place for a day trip from the holy city. One walks up and then can explore the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

Herodian was one of Herod the Great's Palace's and it is in the Judean wilderness near Bethlehem. In the top of the man-made hill is a palace and synagogue. Thanks to Josephus, we know that Herod was buried there.

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Blackheath, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Everywhere you go in Israel it seems that there is something built by Herod the Great. This was where he was buried and is quite amazing built up high with spectacular views. Can be very windy.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

King Herod was a master builder and any trip to Israel should include a visit to Cesarium, Masada and Herod's fortress and grave at Herodium. All three sites are all equally impressive in scope, size and ambition as well as a testament to the skill of the architects and builders. They are also monuments to the power and influence of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Great place to visit now, and I am sure, will be even better in a few years. Excavations are going on every day. One can just marvel at the idea that they had mikvaot and fountains on the top of the mountain in the middle of the desert.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

You'll need a car but this amazing fortress is a great half day trip just outside of Jerusalem. Well recommended. Even organise a guide for the day. Not wheelchair friendly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

I visited Herodium as part of the effort to see as many Israel's National Parks (65 in all) as I could on my extended stay in Israel. Definitely worth the time if you have a lot of time, or if you intend on visiting Beit Leihem. NOTE: as previously noted by other users, it is NOT in Jerusalem proper. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

If you are a fan of the Herod's construction practices, then this site is for you. Not as spectacular as Masada or Caesarea, it is nonetheless quite impressive. There is a small entrance lobby which houses a room to view a video of the site's history and gift shop. You pass through this this entrance area and walk up a... More 

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