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Caesarea’s Hippo-stadium

Located behind Herod’s palace, a Hippodrome looking like structure was uncovered in the 1990’s. Although it had all thefeatures of a Roman race track for horses (circus), in the 4th Century CE it was converted into an Ampitheater. And acorrding to archaeologist J. Patrich it also functioned as a stadium. Being so, the complex is titled as a – “Hippo-stadium”.  A smiliar multifunction entertainment facility built by King Herod was discovered also in Jericho.

Points of Interest in the Area

caesarea crapatorium Caesarea’s Latrine (The “Crapatorium”)
caesarea bathouse Caesarea’s Bathouse
caesarea byzantine praetoriumCaesarea’s Byzantine Praetorium

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