Sunday, November 9 2014
| 2 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
Free; ticket from Box Office required
Herod the Great died in 4 B.C.E. in Jericho and was buried at Herodium, where he had prepared his mausoleum well in advance. In 2007 Professor Ehud Netzer of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discovered a monumental tomb at Herodium: the tomb of Herod? The Israel Museum took the challenge of restoring and reconstructing the excavation finds. The lecture by Dudi Mevorach, chief curator at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, takes you to Herod's palaces and fortresses, and to the storerooms and laboratories of the museum in Jerusalem, to look at preparations for an exhibition on Herod.
Reception follows the lecture.