BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank (Reuters) - An Israeli archaeologist said on  
Wednesday he had unearthed what he believed were the 2,000-year-old  
remains of two tombs which had held a wife and daughter-in-law of the  
biblical King Herod.
Other findings announced by Ehud Netzer of Jerusalem's Hebrew  
University provided new evidence of the lavish lifestyle of the Roman-
era monarch also known as the "King of the Jews."

Herod, a Roman-anointed king who ruled Judea from 37 BC until his  
death in 4 BC, has a special place in biblical history. Herod rebuilt  
the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, making him a focus of study in the  
Jewish state.