Sedot Yam

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  • Day152

    Caesarea - Der Stolz König Herodes

    February 1, 2020 in Israel ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Auf dem "Heimweg" nach Tel Aviv haben wir die antike Stadt Caesarea besucht, welche vor 2000 Jahren eine beeindruckende Hafenstadt war. In nur elf Wintern schuf Herodes den ersten künstlichen Tiefseehafen und eine prunkvolle Stadt mit Hippodrom und Amphitheater - Wie lange bauen wir eigentlich noch am Berliner Flughafen? Noch heute kann man zahlreiche gut erhaltene Mosaike der Wohnhäuser bewundern und durch die Überbleibsel der alten Gemäuer wandern. Nach und nach verlor die Stadt jedoch an Bedeutung und das Meer holte sich einen Großteil der Stadtfläche zurück. Hier einen Tauchgang zu unternehmen, kann relativ lukrativ sein, denn 2015 fanden Hobbytauer dort einen Goldschatz von 7kg 💰Read more

  • Day4


    May 6, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Caesaria war wohl eine bedeutende antike Stadt Palästinas, später auch eine wichtige Festung der Kreuzfahrer. Der ursprüngliche Name der Stadt war Stratonos Pyrgos und wurde kurz vor Christi Geburt von Caesar an Herod geschenkt, der sie dann umbenannte und ausbaute.

    Wunderschöne Landschaft drumherum, fällt es mir bei 36 Grad ohne Guide schwer, mich auf die Geschichte einzulassen und mache nur Fotos 😅

    Am selben Tag Raketenangriffe aus dem Gazastreifen, was ich hier aber nur durch Nachricht aus Deutschland mitbekomme.

    Den Krieg selbst sehen die Leute abgeklärt: bereits vor ein paar Tagen sagte ein Guide, dass es regelmäßig alle paar Jahre immer mal wieder zu Konflikten mit Gaza kommt, vermutlich sei es diesen Sommer wieder so weit.
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  • Day6


    April 10, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Caesarea by the Mediterranean Sea is a lovely place. The harbour was extended by Herod and many public places added like a theatre and hippodrome. It was destroyed by earthquakes over time.
    We were to go snorkelling in the harbour to see the ancient ruins but it was too rough - unusual I'm told. Disappointing, but still had a lovely afternoon. Lots of art and nice shops!Read more

  • Day4

    Caesarea, Roman Theatre

    November 24, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    After a 1-hour drive we reach Caesarea, an ancient Roman settlement. Upon our arrival, we are shown a documentary on the history of Caesarea.
    The town was built by Herod the Great in 20 b. C., but reached its apex during the Roman Empire, that made it a flourishing port city and its capital in the region. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Caesarea enjoyed a new renaissance under the Byzantines and later became a Crusaders fortress. After the Europeans retreated, it was however almost entirely destroyed by the Muslims and, later, by earthquakes. The result is that very little is still to be seen...

    After watching the video, we finally enter the archaeological site. We start our visit with the Roman theatre, a beautiful construction extremely well preserved which is still in use for operas. From the stairs we enjoy a beautiful view of the sea: the spectators were paying one ticket for two shows. 🤩
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  • Day4

    Caesarea, Harbour Town

    November 24, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After visiting the Roman theatre, we go explore the rest of the site.
    It's true that there are only ruins left (with the only exception of the beautiful Roman theatre), but the location is stunning. The city was built as a port in a heavenly beautiful spot of the coast with white sand and crystal blue water.

    The guide explains that Caesarea is the only place we're the name of Pontius pilatus was found, except for the Bible of course.
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  • Day3

    Caesarea Theater

    May 9, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    The Audience Hall in Acts 25:23 ESV is the Roman Caesarea Theater. After being held 2 years in Herod's Palace, Paul gave his testimony to the last of the Herods, King Agrippa II at this theater. The king said that if he were to listen any longer to Paul’s persuasion he might become a Christian himself! Acts 26Read more

  • Day3

    Our Pilgrims Tour team

    May 9, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Our pilgrimage was by private motorcoach. Our driver could drive and park the huge bus within inches of other vehicles, even backing up! Our tour guide Eli was amazing! He is a Messianic Jew and brought such insight to our tour of the promised land. He brought the Bible and Jesus' travels to life.
    As you read through my memories of my pilgrimage to Israel, please remember I am human and could have mistakes in my remembrance. If in question, please refer to the Bible which is always true and has no errors.
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  • Day3

    Caesarea Hippodrome

    May 9, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Next to Herods Palace was the hippodrome which Herod built for chariot races. Hippodrome is from the Greek words hippos "horse" and dromos "course". The movie Ben Hur is based on these races. Later it was turned into an arena for fighting animals and men.Read more

  • Day3

    Caesarea Maritima - Herods Palace

    May 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.
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