Jerusalem - (Ass Mess): Despite universal derision at his 'The Tomb of Jesus' documentary movie director James Cameron is now said to be elated at his latest venture, a film ethnograph of the latest discovery of King Herod's tomb at a site with the archaeologicallly-giveaway name of Herodium.
The site is a inside a a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert where Herod built a palace.
The vital clues as said to include some old bones inside an ossuary saying "This is the sarcophagus of King Herod, the greatest Judean monarch that ever lived."
Cameron's spokesman said he had hoped to keep the find a secret until Tuesday but the thought of cashing in on all that free pulicity ensured an extra $1 milion in sponsorship backing from the Hystery Channel.
Cameron told the press today that decades of excavations had failed to turn up the site until he, led by his intuition and a newly discovered first century AD map recently acquired on eBay for $500,000 "led him straight to his conclusions at the newly unearthed site."
Archaeologists have yet to verify the find which radio carbon dating has so far suggested relates to a 6th century AD donkey "or possibly a mule."
But Cameron is confident that he can make pots of money out of this latest discovery despite the last one - the purported tomb of Jesus - being panned by every expert in the business.
"Cheque's in the post."