HERODION NEW DISCOVERIES
All tours are on Saturday evenings at 7pm Israel time and last one hour.
The Herodion is a truncated cone-shaped hill, located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) south of Jerusalem and 5 kilometers (3 miles) southeast of Bethlehem, in the Judean desert. Herod the Great built a fortress palace, and a small town in Herodion, I am the King that can move and do things. On this virtual tour you will find out why Herod the Great was able to name this fortress after himself. The palace itself consisted of four towers of seven stories, a bathhouse, courtyards, a Roman theatre, banquet rooms, a large walkway, as well as extravagant living quarters for himself and guests. The new excavations uncovered near the tomb base include a small 450-seat capacity theater with an elaborately decorated royal theater box and is visible to visitors to the site. Jesus was born in the small town of Bethlehem, a village that stood, literally, in the shadow of Herod’s greatness. Herod had everything and Jesus had nothing. Herod had tremendous power and strength, Jesus had little power or wealth to demonstrate His position as King of heaven and earth. Nevertheless, our King is remembered to be the king of kings until today and His kingdom is everlasting.
- 1 hr1 hour
- 25 US dollars$25
7 days prior for full refund (minus 5% service fee). No refunds within 3 days of tour.