By Jennifer Lipman, October 29, 2010
The Israeli archeologist who excavated King Herod’s winter palace has been killed in an on-site accident.
Professor Ehud Netzer died in hospital after a wooden safety railing broke and he fell several yards.
Professor Netzer, who was 76, spent more than three decades searching a part of Mount Herodium in Jerusalem in the hope of finding the tomb of the Roman-appointed King of Judea.
The Hebrew University archeologist finally discovered the tomb in 2007, to international acclaim.