Caesarea Maritima

One of Herod’s architectural marvels was the construction of Caesarea Maritima (the city in honor of Caesar by the sea). Built almost from scratch on a sandy beach, Herod adorned his city with the state of the art Roman buildings such as a theatre, a hippodrome, a grand palace not to forget an Augusteum, a temple to Augustus. Most prominent, however, was the harbor built deep into the waters of the Mediterranean by using volcanic concrete. As to say: No one but a “true king” could build a marvel like this.

Title designating an emperor of the Roman Empire.

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