Sdot Yam in Hadera, Haifa District, Israel
During the Roman and Byzantine periods (the 1st to 7th centuries CE), the cities of Palestine were adorned with columned streets, plazas, temples, churches, entertainment buildings and bathhouses that were erected in the best classical architectural tradition. Such structures and columned streets conformed to any one of three building orders: the Doric, Ionic or Corinthian. The remains of cornices, column bases, column drums and capitals of these three architectural orders have been uncovered in various sites throughout Israel. The architectural elements discovered at Caesarea offer a glimpse of Roman-Byzantine public architecture, and its ties to the reigning culture of the Mediterranean basin.
The column capital used most often during the Roman and Byzantine periods was a version of the Corinthian architectural order, decorated in relief with stylized acanthus leaves (acanthus syriacus Boiss; Syrian bear's breech). This pleasing ornament, suitable for covering large surfaces, was widely used in architectural art - on column capitals as well as on other elements. The Corinthian capital was sculptured with a drill and
The Roman and Byzantine periods
בתקופות הרומית והביזנטית (המאות ה-אי לפני הספירה עד ה-ז' לספירה) הוקמו בערי ארץ ישראל רחובות עמודים, כיכרות, מקדשים, כנסיות, מבני בידור, ובתי מרחץ, לפי מיטב מורשת הבנייה הקלסית. בהקמת המבנים
התקופות הרומית והביזנטית
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Architecture.
Location. 32° 30.094′ N, 34° 53.541′ E. Marker is in Sdot Yam, Haifa District, in Hadera. Marker can be reached from Israeli National Trail, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located within the Caesarea National Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fragments of an Inscribed Coenice (here, next to this marker); Caesarea: City, Harbor (a few steps from this marker); Caesarea in the Middle Ages / Crusader Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); Caesarea / קיסריה (within shouting distance of this marker); Inscribed Stones / Sarcophagi (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caesarea Nymphaeum (within shouting distance of this marker); Inscribed Sarcophagus adorned with Garlands (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heart of Caesarea (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sdot Yam.
Also see . . . Caesarea Maritima. (Submitted on January 16, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.