Middle East  | 07/12/2015

CAESAREA National Park

Between 29 and 22 BC, Herod the Great built a magnificent city on an ancient Phoenician bridge and dedicated to Caesar Augustus. The city splendor lasted until 614 aC, when his story became unstable. In the early twelfth century, it turned to an important population because of the crusades and again used as a port. By the end of the thirteenth century, it was destroyed by the Mamelukes and left at the sand desert expense, except for a small Arab village that survived.

The importance of its ruins hidden in the desert sand is not appreciated until the 1940s, and today, it is a highlight site in Israel. You can go over along its jewels in the Caesarea National Park, as a huge Roman theater with 4,000 spectators seating, a group of half submerged walls showing the location of Herod's palace, the ruins of one of the more largest racetracks in the Roman Empire and the Crusader citadel, still surrounded by walls of 1250, among other interesting relics.

     
     
   

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