HEROD’S GREAT FOOTPRINTS. A statue of King Herod the Great once stood on this limestone base. Although the bronze statue itself is long gone, the footprints left on the roughly 2-by-2-foot base indicate that it would have stood to a height of 5-6 feet. Set up on the Athenian Acropolis, this honorific statue attested to the quality of Herod as a great benefactor of Athens.