Caesarea Maritima - Herods PalaceMay 9, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F
Caesarea Maritima (“by the sea”) was founded by Herod the Great on the site of an ancient fortified town. In 22 BC, with no expense spared, he began building a new city and merchant harbor. The deepwater harbor took 12 years to build. It is in the inheritance of Manasseh.
The apostle Paul was imprisoned for two years at Herod's Palace in Caesarea Maritima Acts 23:34. A stone tablet was found here with an inscription of the name Pontius Pilate and dedicated to Tiberius Caesar who nominated him as procurator. This is important evidence of the existence of Pontius in Caesarea. It was from here the Roman procurator set out for the Passover festival in Jerusalem, where he sentenced Jesus to death.
The building rocks are sandstone and cut with a chisel and a hammer.
Nearby is a modern-day coal-fired plant that produces electricity for Israel.Read more