Israeli Plan to Rebuild Herod’s Tomb Scrapped Due to Experts' Criticism

The reconstruction of the West Bank monument, which would have set a precedent as the world's first archaeological structure to be fully restored, was championed by a local politician but slammed by archaeologists and academics as ostentatious and populist.

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A plan to restore the original structure that held King Herod’s tomb at Herodion in the Judean Desert has been scrapped after it came under fire from...