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Caesarea, Haifa District, Israel
 

The Roman Well

 
 
The Roman Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
1. The Roman Well Marker
Inscription.  Some sixty lead scroll fragments dating to the 4th. c. A.D., probably execrations tablets and binding spells, were recovered from this well, where they had been intentionally thrown as a magical practice. In his address on the dedication of the Holy Sepulchre in 335 A.D., Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea, firmly condemned these widespread practices and what he called "curse tablets of forbidden sorcery".
 
Location. 32° 29.827′ N, 34° 53.369′ 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. 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, you will find this historical marker situated in the area of the Upper Palace, of the Promontory Palace. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lower Palace (a few steps from this marker); Dedicatory Inscription (within shouting distance of this marker); I Appeal Unto Caesar
The Roman Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
2. The Roman Well Marker
Close-up view of the English text displayed on the historical marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Promontory Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); King Herod's Hippodrome (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Chariot-Races (about 90 meters away); Sarcophagi (about 120 meters away); Column Capitals (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map 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 - Cornell University. This is a link to information provided by Cornell University. (Submitted on April 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Caesarea Maritima. This is a link to information provided by the BiblePlaces.com website. (Submitted on April 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The Roman Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
3. The Roman Well Marker
View of the historical marker, situated at the site of the Roman Well.
Anthropology
 
The Roman Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
4. The Roman Well Marker
View of the Roman Well, seen in the lower right foreground of the picture, looking east, on the grounds of the Promontory Palace.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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