Caesarea, Haifa District, Israel — West Asia (the Levant in the Middle East)
The Roman Well
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".
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Anthropology & Archaeology.
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 I Appeal Unto Caesar (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Compound (within shouting distance of this marker); Power and Control (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caesarea.
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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. Bible walks website entry (Submitted on June 4, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.