'Herod the Great' exhibition opens in Jerusalem

The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago
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King Herod's sarcophagus is displayed at the 'Herod the Great' exhibition as it opens at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)
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King Herod's sarcophagus is displayed at the 'Herod the Great' exhibition as it opens at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)
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Israelis visit the 'Herod the Great' exhibition as it opens at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)
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Artifacts are set set for display at he 'Herod the Great' exhibition as it opens at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)
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Israelis visit the 'Herod the Great' exhibition as it opens at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)
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A museum worker does preparatory work before the opening of the 'Herod the Great' exhibition, at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)
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A museum security guard sits at the entrance to the 'Herod the Great' exhibition as it opens at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)
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A museum worker does preparatory work before the opening of the 'Herod the Great' exhibition, at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)
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Israelis visit the 'Herod the Great' exhibition as it opens at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)
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A museum worker looks on before the opening of the 'Herod the Great' exhibition, at the Israel museum on February 12, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The exhibition is devoted to the architectural legacy of King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago. (Getty Images)