Caesarea, Haifa District, Israel — West Asia (the Levant in the Middle East)
The Caesarea Nymphaeum
The nymphaeum was the public fountain that stood at the center of ancient Caesarea as one of the city's main monuments, and was situated at the intersection where the city's main street meets the Herodian port.
The nymphaeum had a decorative function, provided drinking water and was also a place where residents of Caesarea and its visitors could congregate.
The structure consists of a monumental wall. Marble statues are incorporated in its façade and a pool and fountains are located at the foot of it. In the Herodian period the nymphaeum was integrated in the northwestern corner of the temple's bema - a large and magnificently built platform upon which the main temple stood in the Roman period and the Byzantine church afterwards. The pool went out of use in the Byzantine period and was replaced by another building, and a paved road was constructed in front of it.
Erected by Israel Antiquities Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas.
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Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caesarea / קיסריה (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heart of Caesarea (within shouting distance of this marker); Corinthian Capitals (within shouting distance of this marker); Fragments of an Inscribed Coenice (within shouting distance of this marker); Inscribed Stones / Sarcophagi (within shouting distance of this marker); Caesarea in the Middle Ages / Crusader Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Caesarea: City, Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harbor "Sebastos" (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line).
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 Maritime. Bible Walks website entry (Submitted on April 30, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 167 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on January 11, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.