In, 2007, Professor Ehud Netzer discovered the famed site of King Herod. On Monday, Netzer fell six meters after a wooden bean collapsed. He was admitted immediately to Hadassah University Hospital, suffering a fractured skull and neck vertebrae
Professor Netzer, considered one of the most senior researchers on
Herod, has been excavating at the Herodium site south of Jerusalem
since 1972 in efforts to identify the burial site of the King of the
Jews. Netzer continued his active participation in the excavations
following the discovery, despite reaching the age of 76.
Netzer died Thursday after succumbing to wounds at the Tomb of King Herod. Ancient Digger would like to extend our sincere condolences to his family. It's a great lose to the community and to the field of archaeology.
In a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "Netzer's tragic death is a loss for his family, for research into the heritage of Israel and for archaeology."
Source and Quotes: Haaretz