19/11/2005

Caesarea Harbour

 

Herod's Harbor : This site was insignificant until Herod the Great began to develop it into a magnificent harbor befitting his kingdom.  The harbor was built using materials that would allow the concrete to harden underwater.  The three-acre harbor would accommodate 300 ships, much larger than the modern harbour existing today.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

The breakwaters of Herod's magnificent harbour, sunken by seismic activity, lie beneath the waves offshore.

 

 

 

10:55 Posted by Jean Jacques in 09 Caesarea - Ashqelon | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

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