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Israel: Caesarea Maritima

  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Aqueduct
    There are no natural sources of water at Caesarea and the demand for water during the Roman occupation was considerable. The Roman legions built an aqueduct to bring water from the foothills of Mt. Carmel, about eight miles away.
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Aqueduct
    A channel four miles long was cut through natural rock and for the remaining four miles water was piped into an aqueduct.
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Aqueduct
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Crusader's Castle
    Caesarea was a city of commercial importance until after the Crusades. It was from here that the Polos set out in the 13th century for their travels to the court of the Great Khan of the Mongols in far-off Peking (Beijing, China).
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: The Herodian Harbor, Sebastos
    During preliminary underwater digs in 1978, archaeologists were stunned to discover concrete blocks near the breakwater offshore, an indication of the highly sophisticated use of hydraulic concrete, which hardens underwater.
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Map of Sebastos
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Marble and Granite
    Thousands of columns standing in parallel rows along the main streets formed majestic promenades throughout the city. They were made of marble imported from Italy and Egypt; columns of pink granite came from Aswan.
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Old City
    The city of Caesarea was one of the most important cities in Israel during the time of Christ and the first few centuries of the early church. It was the home of Cornelius, the first Gentile convert (Acts 10:1) and of Philip the evangelist (Acts 8:40). Herod Agrippa was smitten by an angel of the Lord at Caesarea (Acts 12:21-23) and the apostle Paul visited the city on many occasions (Acts 9:30; 23:23-35).
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Old City
    The name Caesarea Maritima was unknown in ancient times -- it was usually known as Caesarea of Palestine. Caesarea Maritima means Caesarea by the sea -- it is a name given in modern times to separate this city from Caesarea Philippi. The city was named Caesarea by Herod the Great, in honor of his patron, Caesar Augustus.
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Old City
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Old City
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Pontius Pilate Stone
    In 1962 the Pontius Pilate Stone was discovered, which provides tangible evidence of Pilate's presence in Judea in Jesus' time and gives clarification of his title -- prefect (see: Matt. 27:2, 24; Mark 15:1, 5, 15, 44; Luke 3:1; 13:1; 23:12, 52; John 18:29, 33; 19:8-19, 38; Acts 3:13; 4:27; 13:28).
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Roman Roadway
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Roman Theater
    Among the remains at Caesarea you will find a Roman theater which could seat 4500 spectators.
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Roman Theater
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Roman Theater
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Roman Theater
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Roman Theater
  • Israel: Caesarea Maritima: Roman Theater
    From the Theater looking out into the Mediterranean Sea.
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  1. Aqueduct at Caesarea Maritima
  2. Aqueduct at Caesarea Maritima
  3. Aqueduct at Caesarea Maritima
  4. Crusader Castle
  5. Harbor at Caesarea Maritima
  6. Map of Sebastos
  7. Marble and Granite
  8. Old City of Caesarea Maritima
  9. Old City of Caesarea Maritima
  10. Old City of Caesarea Maritima
  11. Old City of Caesarea Maritima
  12. Pontius Pilate Stone
  13. Roman Roadway at Caesarea Maritima
  14. Roman Theater at Caesarea Maritima
  15. Roman Theater at Caesarea Maritima
  16. Roman Theater at Caesarea Maritima
  17. Roman Theater at Caesarea Maritima
  18. Roman Theater at Caesarea Maritima
  19. Roman Theater at Caesarea Maritima