Mideast Israel Palestinians Herod Exhibit

January 15, 2013 - 12:32 PM
A restorer at the Israel Museum works on a reassembled display of what curators say was Herod's tomb in the Israeli museum, Jerusalem, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2012. Israel's national museum is opening the world's first exhibition on King Herod, displaying what it says are the reconstructed tomb and sarcophagus of one of antiquity's most towering and despised figures. Palestinians object to the exhibit because it displays artifacts from West Bank sites. Archaeology official Hamdan Taha says the project was not coordinated with the Palestinians, and is against international law. The museum says it will return the antiquities when the exhibit closes in 9 months. (AP Photo/Daniel Estrin)