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Caeserea - King Herod’s Glory


Around 25 BCE, King herod was appointed by Rome to rule over the Jewish kingdom of Judea. By all accounts, Herod was quite a nasty guy, maiming, raping and torturing anyone he didn’t trust. One thing Herod was able to do was to direct great building projects which are evident in Caesarea, the town in Northern Israel which served as a port.

Herod built an extensive port town with a great amphitheatre, a hippodrome where chariot races were held and he also erected a viaduct which is still visible and extended in its original form for about 16 miles, bringing water from the hills to the town.

New archaeological finds occur regularly and the government is engaged in restoring many of the ancient features which are missinfg.


Posted by PassionRetirees 11:28 Archived in Israel

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