King Herod Reigns at Israel Museum

An exhibition about the 1st century B.C.E master builder, his life, times and funeral procession, is about to open in Jerusalem.

A large stone bathtub stands at one end of the hall. It’s easy to imagine princes − and maybe even Herod himself − bathing in it 2,000 years ago. Beneath the tub are tiles of black and white, laid out symmetrically, their yellowish hues testifying to their age.