Caesarea Maritima was a city built over 2,000 years ago (c. 22-10 BCE) on the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean. With Roman engineering and largesse, Herod the Great (r. 37-4 BCE) accomplished this feat by constructing a whole metropolis...
Caesarea (North Africa)
Caesarea was actually the name of three separate cities: one in Palestine, one in Cappadocia (Asia Minor), and one in Mauretania, present-day Algeria. The first city, Caesarea Palestinae, was built by Herod around 25 BCE and, like the other...
The Infrastructure of Caesarea Maritima
Caesarea Maritima, an ancient metropolis in modern-day Israel, was a remarkable engineering accomplishment. Extending Rome's military and commercial presence in the eastern Mediterranean in the latter years of the 1st century BCE, Herod the...
High-Level Aqueduct of Caesarea Maritima
The high-level aqueduct of Caesarea built by Herod the Gret (r. 37-4 BCE), Caesarea Maritima, Israel.
Caesarea Maritima National Park, Israel.
The Splendours of Roman Algeria
Algeria, Africa's largest country, stretches from the Mediterranean coastline to the Saharan desert interior. The country has some of the finest and most diverse Roman sites, including Timgad and Djémila, both well-preserved and UNESCO-listed...
Triumph of Dionysus Mosaic from Caesarea in Mauretania
The mosaic of the Triumph of Dionysus was found in a private house of Caesarea in Mauretania. The central panel depicts Dionysus holding a thyrsus and riding a chariot drawn by two tigers. It is dated to the middle to late 3rd century CE...
Promontory Palace of Herod the Great, Caesarea
The peristyle of the Upper Terrace of the Promontory Palace of Herod the Great with the Hippodrome in the background, Caesarea, Israel.
Theater at Caesarea Maritima
Roman theatre, constructed by Herod the Great (r. 37-4 BCE) during the first stages of the city's development and renovated in the 2nd century CE, Caesarea, Israel.
Roman Aqueduct, Caesarea
The Roman aqueduct of Caesarea Palestina.