Friday, August 17, 2012

Israel part 7 - Caesarea from Roman times to the present day

Caesarea from Roman times to the present day. From Maritima To Modern Day Caesarea. An Empire Gone But No
Caesarea Maritima was a city and harbor built by Herod the Great about 2513 BC. Herod built his palace on a small piece of land jutting out into the sea, with a decorative pool . In 13 BCE, Caesarea became the civilian and military capital of Judaea, and the official residence of the Roman procurators and governors.Caesarea has recently become the site of the world № 39;s first underwater museum, where 36 points of interest on four marked underwater trails through the ancient harbor can be explored by divers equipped with waterproof maps. A popular destination for tourists who throng to the shops and galleries, Caesarea is also home to the rich and famous including opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu
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