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Caesarea, Haifa District, Israel
 

The Promontory Palace

Herod's Palace & the Roman Praetorium

 
 
The Promontory Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
1. The Promontory Palace Marker
Inscription. The edifice consists of two main units: the Lower Palace comprising the private wing, and the Upper Palace, housing the public wing. The latter, built around a large peristyle courtyard, was associated with the ruler's judicial and administrative functions, as well as the reception and the entertainment of dignitaries. The Upper Palace was built shortly after the erection of the Lower Palace.

Who built this palace? Was it King Herod, on the occasion of the inauguration of the city? Was it a Roman governor, when Caesarea became the capital of the province? Archaeology could not solve this riddle.

Located on one of Caesarea's three sandstone promontories, the palace affords a superb panoramic view: north, to the hippodrome and the harbor; southeast, to the theater.
 
Location. 32° 29.796′ N, 34° 53.402′ 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 park walkway that leads from the Theater/ Archaeological Park area, to the Promontory Palace.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Promontory Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
2. The Promontory Palace Marker
Close-up view of the English text displayed on the historical marker.
walking distance of this marker. Sarcophagi (within shouting distance of this marker); Column Capitals (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicatory Inscription (within shouting distance of this marker); The Roman Well (within shouting distance of this marker); King Herod's Hippodrome (within shouting distance of this marker); The Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); I Appeal Unto Caesar (within shouting distance of this marker); Architectural Elements (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 18, 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 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Caesarea Maritima - Cornell University. This is a link to information provided by Cornell University. (Submitted on April 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Caesarea Maritima. This
The Promontory Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
3. The Promontory Palace Marker
Close-up view of the artist's rendering of the Promontory Palace, that is displayed on the historical marker.
is a link to information provided by the BiblePlaces.com website. (Submitted on April 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made Features
 
The Promontory Palace image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
4. The Promontory Palace
View of the present day ruins of the Promontory Palace.
The Promontory Palace image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
5. The Promontory Palace
View of the site of the pool that was part of the Promontory Palace's, Lower Palace.
The Promontory Palace image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
6. The Promontory Palace
View looking inland (east) of the grounds that the Promontory Palace's, Upper Palace was built upon.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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