It’s not often one can clearly see what 2 cultures have built up, another culture destroyed, and a later culture rebuilt!
This picture is the entrance-or exit to Korazim National Park which includes all of Caesarea.
We saved the Treasure of Caesarea for the last, and it was spectacular. A Saturday with good weather equals crowded. The area was so spread out that the crush didn’t matter.
This next picture shows the original (excavated) port area. Herod the Great, in 29 to 22 BC, built this magnificent city on the site of an ancient Phoenician port and dedicated it to Augustus Caesar. The Crusaders, in the 12 th century, revitalized the city as a major port. In the late 13th century, the Mamelukes destroyed all of it. Caesarea was then reclaimed by the sands until the ruins were found in the 1940’s. It is now one of Israel’s major Archaeological Sites.
Looking more closely at this second picture, you get a good overview of the excavated sites. The original port…
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