Israel to open King Herod exhibit

2013-01-15 22:10
A restorer at the Israel Museum works on a re-assembled display of what curators say was Herod's tomb in the Israeli museum, Jerusalem. (Picture: AP)

A restorer at the Israel Museum works on a re-assembled display of what curators say was Herod's tomb in the Israeli museum, Jerusalem. (Picture: AP)

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Jerusalem - Israel's national museum is preparing an exhibition on King Herod, the Jewish ruler under Roman occupation two millennia ago.

The display, billed as the world's first on Herod, includes a reconstructed tomb and sarcophagus of Herod, known for huge building projects, including the biblical Jewish Second Temple in Jerusalem.

The exhibit features about 30 tons of findings from his lavish palaces.

Israel Museum director James Snyder said on Tuesday it's the museum's largest and most expensive archaeological project to date.

The exhibit opens 12 February.

Palestinians object to the exhibit because it displays artefacts from West Bank sites.

Archaeology official Hamdan Taha says the project was not co-ordinated with the Palestinians and violates international law.

The museum says it will return the antiquities after the exhibit closes in nine months.

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