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Master builder, Herod constructed the port city of Caesarea between 25 and 10 BCE. He built storerooms, and public baths and a huge Hippadrome for public events.

Through the ages the town has been occupied by Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders and Moslems, each leaving a little something behind to be buried by the sand and eroded by the ocean through the ages.

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Painstaking excavation has revealed what time has hidden; magnificent marble tubs, intricate mosaic patterns, complex aqua ducts which brought water to the city.

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The Roman Theater has been rebuilt and now public concerts are held on the same stage where the Romans once stood. But as cool as this all is, my favorite place at Caesarea is by the water’s edge watching the waves crash on the rocks.

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