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...
Roman Aqueduct, Caesarea
The Roman aqueduct of Caesarea Palestina.
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...
Pontius Pilate was the fifth magistrate to serve in the Roman province of Judea, created in 6 CE by Roman emperor Augustus (r. 27 BCE to 14 CE). His term of office was during the subsequent reign of Tiberius from 26-36 CE. He became famous...
Juba II (c. 48 BCE - 23 CE) was a Numidian prince and the king of Mauretania from c. 25 BCE until his death in 23 CE. He was raised in the household of Julius Caesar (c. 100-44 BCE) and married Cleopatra Selene II (40 - c. 17/5 BCE), the...
Eusebius on Christianity
Eusebius Pamphili (aka Eusebius of Caesarea, 260-340 CE) was a Christian historian, exegete, and polemicist. He became the bishop of Caesarea Maritima in 314 CE and served as court bishop during the reign of Constantine I (r. 306-337 CE...
Cleopatra Selene II
Cleopatra Selene II (40 - c. 5 BCE) was a member of the Ptolemaic Dynasty who became the queen of Mauretania upon her marriage to King Juba II of Numidia (48 BCE - 23 CE). Though more obscure than her famous mother, Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE...
Statue of Juba II
Statue of Juba II (c. 48 BCE to 23 CE), represented as a Greek hero, found in the West Baths of Caesarea Mauretaniae (Cherchell, Algeria), dated to the royal period, 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. Archaeological Museum of Cherchell...
Bust of Juba II
Portrait head of Juba II (c. 48 BCE to 23 CE), found in the East Baths of Caesarea Mauretaniae (Cherchell, Algeria), dated to the royal period, 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. Archaeological Museum of Cherchell (Musée public national...
Parthia: Rome's Ablest Competitor
As a superpower in its own right and in competition with Rome, Parthia's empire - ruling from 247 BCE to 224 CE - stretched between the Mediterranean in the west to India in the east. Not only did the Parthians win battles against Rome they...