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King Herod's Tomb, Israel. Found in Herodium in 2007, by archaeologist Ehud Netzer, a Hebrew University professor who has been working at Herodium since 1972. Herod died in 4 B.C. in Jericho.

Finding King Herod's Tomb

King Herod's Tomb, Israel. Found in Herodium in 2007, by archaeologist Ehud Netzer, a Hebrew University professor who has been working at Herodium since 1972. Herod died in 4 B.C. in Jericho.

Petra Monastery at Petra, Jordan. This is this carved directly out of the surrounding stone landscape.

Petra Monastery at Petra, Jordan. This is this carved directly out of the surrounding stone landscape.

The Dead Sea is 427 meters below sea level and is the lowest place on earth. The Dead Sea is 306 m (1,004 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 34.2% salinity (in 2011), it is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water - Photo credit: Victor B

The Dead Sea is 427 meters below sea level and is the lowest place on earth. The Dead Sea is 306 m (1,004 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 34.2% salinity (in 2011), it is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water - Photo credit: Victor B

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