Stock Photo Description: Cesarea, Caesarea, Caesarea Maritima , Caesarea Palaestina, a city built by Herod the Great about 13BC. Today, the city lies on the Mediterranean coast of Israel about halfway between the modern day cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa. The city was described in detail by 1st century Jewish historian Josephus for the massacre of Jews at this place led to the Jewish rebellion and to the Roman war. The civil life of the new city began in 13 BC, when Caesarea was made the civil and military capital of Judaea, and the official residence of the Roman procurators and governors, Pontius Pilatus, praefectus and Antonius Felix. After the Jewish revolt led by Simon Bar Kokhba, which ended with the destruction of Jerusalem, Caesarea became the center of Christianity in Palestine. Shot May 2007.
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Stock Photo of Reconstructed Ancient Pillars in The Ancient Harbor City of Casarea Israel