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The Tomb of Herod: Coordinates

As you may have heard, an archaeologist has announced the possible discovery of King Herod’s tomb at Herodium, Israel.

When people announce archaeological discoveries, wouldn’t it be helpful if newspapers printed the coordinates of the discovery so you can look at the site in Google Earth? I think it would, so here they are: 31.666334N, 35.242072E

Someone created a KMZ for Google Earth (also see the forum post).

Here’s a detailed Google Earth image of the site:

Satellite image of Herodium showing the possible location of King Herod’s tomb on the northeast slope. Image copyright Google.

Here’s Herodium in a wider context (looking northeast). Jerusalem is about eight miles (13 km) north of Herodium.

View of Herodium showing the Dead Sea, Jericho, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, Mount Hermon, and Jerusalem.

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