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Caesarea, Haifa District, Israel
 

The Harbor "Sebastos"

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2019
1. The Harbor "Sebastos" Marker
Inscription.  The construction of the harbor was a far reaching enterprise, involving artificial islands built in the open sea and serving as bases for piers and breakwaters. Apparently, the raw materials and technology came with the Roman engineers sent by Emperor Augustus to assist Herod's architects with the project.

Artist's Reconstruction
It seems that transit trade and services provided to ships en route from Egypt to Rome were the harbor's raison d'ętre.

 
Location. 32° 30.124′ N, 34° 53.468′ E. Marker is in Caesarea, Haifa District. Marker can be reached from Kvish HaTe'atron just west of Rothschild, on the right when traveling west. This historical marker is located in the Caesarea Maritima National Park, at the edge of the inner harbor area, a top a fence that runs along the waterfront. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sarcophagus Lid (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caesarea Nymphaeum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Governor's Palace Baths (about 180 meters away); The Palace Vaults (about 210
The Harbor "Sebastos" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2019
2. The Harbor "Sebastos" Marker
View of the featured marker, with our tour guide using it to illustrate the information that he is sharing regarding the harbor of Caesarea Maritima.
meters away); King Herod's 'Hippodrome' (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Chariot-Races (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Chariot-Races (approx. half a kilometer away); I Appeal Unto Caesar (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caesarea.
 
Also see . . .
1. Caesarea Maritima. This is a link to information, regarding Caesarea Maritima, provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Caesarea Maritima - Cornell University. This is a link to information, regarding Caesarea Maritima and the Promontory Palace, provided by Cornell University. (Submitted on July 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Caesarea Maritima. This is a link to information, regarding Caesarea Maritima, provided by the BiblePlaces.com website. (Submitted on July 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels
 
The Harbor "Sebastos" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2019
3. The Harbor "Sebastos" Marker
A more distant view of the area around the marker.
The Harbor "Sebastos" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2019
4. The Harbor "Sebastos" Marker
View of the inner harbor area to the left (south) of the marker.
The Harbor "Sebastos" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2019
5. The Harbor "Sebastos" Marker
View of the inner harbor area to the right (north) of the marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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