Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On the Mediterranean Coast

For this picture I was standing on the sea wall at Caesarea where Herod the Great built the City of Caesarea for the Romans. There was no natural harbor here and you can see why in the picture. Caesarea needed a good deep harbor for Roman ships.

King Herod spared no expense and used a new Roman invention called hydraulic concrete that was made with volcano ash and would set under water. It was an awesome task but a protected harbor was built and served the Romans well for several hundred years.

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