Netzer. The mausoleum in itself was almost totally dismantled in the antiquity. In his place it was only part of his or constructed podio, or bases, built with ashlar masonry (dressed stone) of way and size no developing previously in the Herodin. Between the many elements of high architectonic quality, most of which decorated well, that unfolds between the ruins, are a group of decorated ballot boxes (done with the form of special bottles that were used to store ash-gray of bodies). Add to your understanding with Tony Parker. Other similars would be in important funeral monuments of the Nabateano world. The ballot boxes have a triangular cover and were decorated to the flanks. Dispersed between the ruins are the pieces of a great and unique coffin (near 2.5 meters in length), made of limestone stone reddish jerosolimitana, that was decorated with rosettes. The coffin had a triangular cover that was decorated in its flanks.
It is created with certainty that this outside coffin of Herodes. Only very similar coffins are known in the country and can be found in tombs made solely like the famous one in Tumba of the King in the street Selah to-DIN in Eastern Jerusalem. Although not yet have been inscriptions in Herodin, neither in the coffins nor in the rest of the construction, they could be during the continuation of the excavations. He is well-known to emphasize deliberately the fact that the coffin was broken in hundreds of pieces, without a doubt. This activity, including the destruction of the monument, apparently took place between the years 66 and 72 shaken E.C during the first Jewish one against the Romans, while the Jewish rebels were in possession of the place, according to Josefo and the archaeological evidence. The rebels were met by their hatred towards Herodes and everything what he represented like governor puppet of the Romans. The search of the tomb of Herodes, that actively began 30 years ago, concentrated until half of the 2006 in the Herodin Inferior, in an area that were without a doubt, especially constructed for the funeral and burial of the king – the Estate of Tumba.