Caesarea “Maritima” (Latin: “Caesarea on the sea”) was founded by King Herod “the Great” in the year 25 BCE, and was a major city up to the Crusaders period.
Today Caesarea is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Israel, and its rich finds include impressive remains of its ancient Port (and its archaeological Display ), a Nymphaeum , a new museum, a Crusaders Gate , the Byzantine “Praetorium” , a Bathouse , a “Hippo-Stadium” , a Latrine , an Herodian Palace (including possible site of Paul’s Prison ), and an impressive Theatre .
In the vicinity of the site are also the remains of a Roman era aqueduct , The “Birds Mosaic” , a Talmudic era Synagogue , Rabbi Abbahu Tomb mark in Caesarea , a “Byzantine Street” , a Hippodrome , an Archaelogical Museum in the nearby kibbutz, where there is also a museum in memory of Hannah Senesh , and Caesarea Ralli Museum.
The ancient city of Caesarea Maritima was built by Herod the Great about 25-13 BCE as a major port. It served as an administrative center of Judaea Province of the Roman Empire, and later as the capital of the Byzantine Palaestina Prima province.
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