Caesarea

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Caesarea

an ancient port in NW Israel, capital of Roman Palestine: founded by Herod the Great
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Caesarea

 

an ancient port city in Israel, south of Haifa, founded between 20 and 10 B.C. on the site of the Hellenistic city known as Strata’s, or Straton’s Tower. There are remains of Roman-Byzantine city walls, a hippodrome, a theater, an amphitheater, public buildings (second and third centuries A.D., court with mosaic pavement), two aqueducts, and a Byzantine basilica with mosaic floors. There are ruins of a Crusaders’ castle near the port.

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