The harbor at Caesarea
Caesarea Maritima (Greek: Parálios Kaisáreia, Παράλιος Καισάρεια) is a national park on the Israeli coastline, near the town of Caesarea. The ancient Caesarea Maritima (or Caesarea Palestinae) city and harbor was built by Herod the Great about 25–13 BCE. The city has been populated through the late Roman and Byzantine era. Its ruins lie on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, about halfway between the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa, on the site of Pyrgos Stratonos ("Straton's Tower"). The national park is a popular location for the summer period, having a developed promenade with restaurants and coffee shops. The access to the Caesarea Maritima national park is via the coastal road.
Caesarea Maritima was named in honor of Augustus Caesar. The city was described in detail by the 1st-century Roman Jewish historian Josephus. The city became the seat of the Roman prefect soon after its foundation. Caesarea was the "administrative capital" beginning in 6 CE. This city is the location of the 1961 discovery of the Pilate Stone, the only archaeological item that mentions the Roman prefect Pontius Pilate, by whose order Jesus was crucified.
The emperor Vespasian raised its status to that of a colonia. After the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE, Caesarea was the provincial capital of the Judaea Province, before the change of name to Syria Palaestina in 134 CE, shortly before the Bar Kokhba revolt. In Byzantine times, Caesarea remained the capital, with brief interruption of Persian and Jewish conquest between 614 and 625. In the 630s, Arab Muslim armies had taken control of the region, keeping Caesarea as its administrative center. In the early 8th century, the Umayyad caliph Suleiman transferred the seat of government of the Jund Filastin from Caesarea to Ramla.

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Caesarea Maritima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit]. When it was built in the 1st century BC, Sebastos Harbor ranked as the largest artificial harbor built in the open sea, ...
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Caesarea Maritima (BiblePlaces.com)
Herod's harbor at Caesarea. Herod's Harbor. This site was insignificant until Herod the Great began to develop it into a magnificent harbor befitting his kingdom.
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Virtual Israel Experience: Caesarea
Yes, Caesarea is a city that Herod the Great dedicated to Caesar Augustus more ... with a deep sea harbor (called Sebastos, i.e., Augustus in Greek), aqueduct, ...
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CONSTRUCTING THE HARBOUR OF CAESAREA PALESTINAE:
Named Sebastos (the Greek equivalent of Augustus), the harbour of Caesarea Palaestine, also known in Greek as Caesarea on the Sea, was founded on a ...
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The Historic Port of Caesarea - CMJ Israel
The first artificial harbor in the world, Caesarea was a monument to Herod the Great's ingenuity. Built on the site of the coastal town, Strato's Tower, it was one of ...
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Wet cement - The Why Files
Although precisely how and when portions of the ancient harbor of Caesarea Maritima sank beneath the sea is still the subject of scholarly dispute, it is clear that ...
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Caesarea/Harbor Construction
It was here that Herod the Great built the city of Caesarea Maritima with Sebastos , its huge harbour complex. Although Herod chose the then ruinous town of ...
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Caesarea Maritima - Harbours full text
Harbour location. Caesarea is located on a straight sandy coast, stretching from Atlit (23 km N) to Givat Olga (6 km S), and south of Haifa (40 km). To the north of ...
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Caesarea Maritima
Since Caesarea did not have a natural harbor, Herod built two breakwaters that together created a circular harbor capable of holding large fleets of ships.
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Destruction of Herod the Great's harbor at Caesarea ... - Geology
INTRODUCTION. Two thousand years ago the ancient harbor at. Caesarea Maritima, on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, was a key center for maritime ...
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The ancient Caesarea Maritima (or Caesarea Palestinae) city and harbor was built ..... Worked directed by Robert Bull of Drew University is still in the process of  ...
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Named Sebastos (the Greek equivalent of Augustus), the harbour of Caesarea Palaestine, also known in Greek as Caesarea on the Sea, was founded on a ...
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The main sources of information about Caesarea and its harbor construction come ... of the University of Colorado, USA, founded the Caesarea Ancient Harbor ...
Caesarea Maritima - Cornell University
According to Josephus, Herod the Great built a splendid palace as a showpiece of his new city and Sebastos, its great artificial harbor. That city, Caesarea ...
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Hebrew University of Jerusalem ... Caesarea served as the main harbor and capital city of Herod's kingdom and of the later Roman province of Judaea / Syria  ...
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Although precisely how and when portions of the ancient harbor of Caesarea ... Work by University of Colorado historian Robert Hohlfelder and others has ...
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Geoarchaeological analysis of ancient harbor deposits has answered questions regarding the timing and extent of the destruction of The harbor at Caesarea ...
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Judea, built an all-weather harbor at Caesarea ... Eduard G. Reinhardt McMaster University, School of Geography and Geology, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1, ...
Tsunami Study in Caesarea - Ecoocean
McMaster University, University of Haifa and Eco-Ocean Foundation ... At completion, two thousand years ago, the ancient harbor at Caesarea Maritima, on the ...
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Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda, 1996
Caesarea was built by Herod the Great in the first century A.D. It was one of the great cities and capitals of the Roman ... city of Sidon, served the Phoenicians as a trading settlement and harbor on the route between Phoenicia and Egypt.
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Caesarea Maritima: A Retrospective After Two Millennia
Caesarea Maritima: A Retrospective After Two Millennia
Avnēr Rabbān, Kenneth G. Holum, 1996
After Sebastos was functioning as the main harbor of Caesarea, sometime after 15 B.C.E. as I have argued elsewhere, what happened to the master builders from the West who had completed their special assignment for King Herod?2 What ...
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Caesarea and the Middle Coast: 1121-2160
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Walter Ameling, Hannah M. Cotton, Werner Eck, 2011
The fourth major military site was Caesarea: 'And he built a fortress for the entire nation in the place formerly called Straton's ... 20 As regards the name, Herod called the city Caesarea (Kouoétpelot) to honor the Emperor, while the harbor was ...
Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies)
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Walter A. Elwell, 2005
Studying the New Testament can be an exciting--and intimidating--experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding. The second edition has been revised throughout, including updated bibliographies and focus boxes addressing contemporary concerns. The CD-ROM has been substantially revised to provide ...
Jewish Travel in Antiquity
Jewish Travel in Antiquity
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The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Acts-Philemon
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In Caesarea. This city was first settled by a Sidonian king named Strato in the fourth century B.C. It was situated on the ... of the city and its harbor, Caesarea ( often called Caesarea Maritima or Caesarea Sebaste/Sabastos) became the capital ...
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2007
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Israel IV: Caesarea and Haifa | LifeAbsorbed
To catch you up to speed, check out these earlier posts about my trip: Israel I: Modern Tel Aviv Israel II: Jaffa (the Old City) Israel III: Modern Art and Bauhaus Architecture _________________________________________________________________________ After spending two days in Tel Aviv, it was time to start our loop around the northern part of the country. We…
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Caesarea Maritima – Palace and Hippodrome | Ferrell's Travel Blog
Caesarea Maritima was a first century Roman capital and seaport. The gospel was first preached to the Gentiles here when Peter came from Joppa to Caesarea to tell Cornelius words by which he could be saved (Acts 10, 11). Herod the Great built a city on the site of Strato’s Tower and named it Caesarea…
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Caesarea—Explore Israel’s Harbor & Herod’s Palace | Wayne Stiles
Caesarea allows us to explore Israel’s ancient harbor & Herod the Great’s palace where the Apostle Paul was imprisoned and where Pontius Pilate lived.
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Israel – Caesarea Maritima » Laura Loomis
Our first full day in Israel took us up the coast to Caesarea Maritima (by the sea). (Not to be confused with Caesarea Philippi which was built later by Herod's son, Philip). I would love to be able to spew out a lot of history here, but I can't, so I will just have to write about what I found…
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Adventures By Aaron: Caesarea, Part One
Ever since arriving in Jerusalem I've felt absolutely defeated by how much ground there is to cover and by how seemingly little we've done to scratch the surface. I have found myself on numerous occasions exploring a museum or a town or a market and thinking "Gee, that was fun…but I didn't finish.
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Caesarea Maritima: the temple to Augustus | preachersmith
The Jewish historian Josephus (37 - c 100 A.D.), in a brief summary of some of Herod the Great's building projects across Palestine, noted in regard to Caesarea Maritima: "At Caesarea he constructed a major port along a shore where there was none, enclosing a harbor larger than the Piraeus [the largest seaport in…
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Seeing history come to life, Caesarea to Acre | The Catholic Key
Pilgrims Debbie Buckley, Terry Lienhop, Joann Carroll, Dennis Carrol, Bill Vernon, Maggy Choplin and Jean Trapp walk toward the theater at Caesarea, built by Herod the Great, on the shores of the Mediterranean. (Marty Denzer/Key photo) By Marty DenzerCatholic Key Reporter Traveling north of Tel Aviv toward Haifa, our tour bus made a stop at Caesarea Maritima, originally founded in the 4th century B.
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Caesarea-Maritima, Herod’s Promontory Palace | Israel Tour Guide | Israel Tours
On the Mediterranean coast, 40 km north of Tel Aviv was a small, sleepy Phoenician town founded about the 3rd C BCE with a modest port called Strato's Tower. All that changed when Herod chose the site for the development of a large, protected harbor. This boosted trade and commerce (and made a lot of…
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Caesarea: Herod’s windows on the world – Holman Bible Atlas
Herod’s most ambitious project was the magnificent port facility, Caesarea. Built between 22 and 9 b.c., the new city honored Herod’s patron, Caesar Augustus. Herod’s engineers selected a site about twenty-two miles south of Mount Carmel, used previously by the Phoenicians as a small anchorage, known in Hellenistic times as Strato’s Tower. After a.d. 6 […]
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Caesarea is a magnificent site, a national park where amazing ancient harbor ruins, beautiful beaches, and impressive modern residences sit side by side. C
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