Holy Land 2001 Caesarea Photos

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Biblical References: Caesarea was built by Herod the Great and named in honour of Caesar Augustus. While Pilate was procurator of Judaea his main residence was here. Saul (Paul) was sent from here to Tarsus following opposition in Damascus and Jerusalem (Acts 9.30). It was the residence of the Roman centurion Cornelius (Acts 10.1ff). It was Paul's port of landing after his second and third missionary journeys (Acts 18.22; 21.8). Paul was sent here in protective custody for trial by Felix and was held here for two years before being sent to Rome on his own appeal (Acts 23.23ff).
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Outside the Amphitheatre, Caesarea Some man or god too big for his own boots!
Copy of inscription bearing the name PONTIVS PILATVS. The original is in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem Amphitheatre, Caesarea, restored to the point where modern opera can be performed.
Passage at the side of the Amphitheatre, Caesarea. View across the excavations at Caesarea. Seating for the hippodrome is visible on the right.
Excavations, Caesarea. 12th century Crusader city and citadel, Caesarea.
Pilate's house, Caesarea. Later, under Festus, Paul may have been imprisoned here. Wide view of Amphitheatre, Caesarea. Paul may have made his defence before Agrippa here.
Roman Aquaduct, Caesarea, brought water 17 km from springs in Carmel range. Roman Aquaduct, Caesarea.

Photographs © Peter J Blackburn, 2001
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