Friday, April 01, 2011

Caesarea Maritima, the Roman Capital of Judea (March 14)

Here the Centurion Cornelius heard the Gospel preaching of Peter and later Paul made his defense before King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome. (Or so says the guide book.) Like Dubai of today, Caesarea Maritima was built out into the sea, and if the re-creation movie can be believed, it was something to behold. But alas, earthquakes and time and this is what is left.

The water was a lovely, stunning, blue.

The amphitheater is a re-build.

We only got 15 minutes of free time, so we didn't quite make it over there to see what we were missing.

vaults and latrines and mosaics, oh my!

You know what they say about the size of a man's foot...Compensating for something, are we king?


Pretty water via aquaduct. (pun intended)

"It's a secret place."

Tombs, tombs, everywhere.

1 comment:

S said...

I LOVE these posts! Why so little free time at the stop?! I can't wait to hear more in person!