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  • 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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