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King Herod Still Dead

Haaretz updates report on tomb discovery.

Now that Hebrew University archaeologist has held his Tuesday press conference, the newspaper Haaretez has updated its coverage of the discovery of King Herod's tomb.

It turns out that Herod's limestone sarcophagus was raided and smashed shortly after his death. Netzer's team discovered no bones, but they are sure the tomb is Herod's given its ornate decoration and other unusual characteristics.

The Herod news has paled, however, as Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has survived three attempts at a no-confidencde vote in the Knesset. Sixteen members of his party either voted against him, abstained, or absented themselves. Remarkably, Olmert, unlike Herod, is still politically alive.

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Posted:May 8, 2007 at 7:22AM
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