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Caesarea, Haifa District, Israel
 

The Chariot-Races

The Meta Prima

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
1. The Chariot-Races Marker
Inscription. The chariot races thrilled the crowds. The counterclockwise seven-lap race commenced at the starting gates (carceres) (1) and ended at a finishing line situated in front of the dignitaries' tribune (2). At each end of the axial rib (spina) were the two turning points (meta prima and meta secunda). Their sharp curves posed a major challenge to the skilled charioteers and the galloping horses.
 
Location. 32° 29.846′ N, 34° 53.422′ 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. After traveling along the park walkway that leads from the Theater/ Archaeological Park area, to the Promontory Palace, and then to the Hippodrome, you will find this historical marker situated by the turn at the southern end of the Hippodrome.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King Herod's Hippodrome (within shouting distance of this marker); I Appeal Unto Caesar (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicatory Inscription (within shouting distance
The Chariot-Races Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
2. The Chariot-Races Marker
Close-up view of the english text displayed on the historical marker.
of this marker); The Roman Well (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Promontory Palace (about 90 meters away); Sarcophagi (about 90 meters away); The Theater (about 120 meters away); Architectural Elements (about 120 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 19, 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 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Caesarea. This is a link to information provided by the BibleWalks.com website. (Submitted on April 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Hippodrome. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Roman Circus, Circus Maximus, Hippodrome. This is a link to information provided by the CrystaLinks website. (Submitted on April 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
The Chariot-Races Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
3. The Chariot-Races Marker
Close-up view of the illustration of the hippodrome that is displayed on the historical marker.
 
 
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The Chariot-Races Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
4. The Chariot-Races Marker
View looking north of the historical marker and the hippodrome racing area that is in the background.
The Chariot-Races Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
5. The Chariot-Races Marker
View looking north of the hippodrome at Caesarea, with a distant view of the historical marker in the center-right of the picture.
The Chariot-Races image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
6. The Chariot-Races
View of the pathway that allows visitors to enter into the hippodrome area from the south, and stand where the chariot-races were held. The featured historical marker is situated just beyond the group of people seen in the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 7 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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