Monday, March 21, 2011

Caesarea's Artificial Port

This is what is left of an artificial port that King Herod built at Caesarea. 

The site along the coast that Herod chose for the city of Caesarea for the Romans to use did not have a natural harbor or port so he went to the great expense to build one. 

He used a new Roman invention called hydraulic concrete - that is concrete that sets under water.

The sea filled in the port with sand long ago and this is what is left of the docks which are now quite a bit inland.

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