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Caesarea, Haifa District, Israel
 

Sarcophagi

 
 
Sarcophagi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
1. Sarcophagi Marker
Inscription. Sarcophagi (coffins in Greek) made of stone (granite, marble, limestone) lead or wood were widely used among different people including Jews, throughout he Greco-Roman world. Sarcophagus means "flesh eater".

Stone coffins were made out of two huge blocks - a cavity in which the corpse was placed and a double-slopped roof lid on which a Greek inscription was engraved: "the grave of Prokopios the Deacon". The coffins were decorated with flora, hunting mythological scenes or with geometric shapes for more modest coffins.

Most Sarcophagi discovered in Caesarea belonged to the Roman-Byzantine cemetery which is still to be fully excavated.
 
Location. 32° 29.789′ N, 34° 53.423′ E. Marker is in Caesarea, Haifa District. Marker can be reached from Kvish HaTe'atron just west of Rothschild, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the Caesarea Maritima National Park, very near to the western end of Kvish HaTe'atron Street. The marker is situated along a walkway that is beyond the Kvish HaTe'atron Street entrance, to the archaeological park, on the right hand side of the walkway.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Column Capitals (a few steps from this marker); The Promontory Palace
Sarcophagi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
2. Sarcophagi Marker
Close-up view of the English text that is displayed on the historical marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Architectural Elements (within shouting distance of this marker); A Collection of Architectural Artifacts (within shouting distance of this marker); King Herod's Hippodrome (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicatory Inscription (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); I Appeal Unto Caesar (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Caesarea.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Caesarea Maritima. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 17, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Caesarea Maritima - pdf - Hosanna Lutheran Church. This is a link to information and pictures provided by Hosanna Lutheran Church. (Submitted on April 17, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Caesarea Maritima - Cornell University.
Sarcophagi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
3. Sarcophagi Marker
View of the historical marker and the surrounding landscape.
This is a link to information provided by Cornell University. (Submitted on April 17, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Vitruvius. This is a link to information provided by, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 17, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. De architectura. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 17, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made Features
 
Sarcophagi image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
4. Sarcophagi
Close-up view of a nearby sarcophagi.
Sarcophagi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
5. Sarcophagi Marker
View of the historical marker, looking northeast, towards the gated entrance to the park, with a sarcophagi in the near background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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