The Buildings of Herod
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The Architecture of Herod, the Great Builder
Ehud Netzer
(Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006), 443 pp., $195 (hardback)
Reviewed by Hillel Geva
Herod the Great is widely recognized as the greatest builder of ancient times in the Land of Israel. The remains of structures he erected form a major portion of the architectural landscape at the turn of the era. Their size and grandeur still evoke awe after 2,000 years. Indeed, these remains eternalize Herod as the builder non pareil.
Archaeologist and architect Ehud Netzer here summarizes and interprets the numerous building projects Herod undertook in the Land of Israel throughout his reign (37–4 B.C.E.).

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