Monday, June 06, 2016

Caesarea

The jetty at the site of the port of Caesarea -- founded by the Romans, used in the middle ages and the Crusader era. After a
long period of disuse it was restored in the 19th century and is now an archaeology park.
A Roman sarcophagus in front of one of many gift shops. 
This giant foot is one of the artifacts we always remember from past visits.
Our plane back to the US leaves tonight just after midnight. We fit in one more expedition: to the Roman port Caesarea, now a vast archaeology site. We also looked for the Bird Mosaic, which was the floor of an elegant Roman house perched above the port, now in a city park. It includes a number of recognizable birds, as well as various animals, which I will try to identify for a future post when I get home.

A corner of the Bird Mosaic.


3 comments:

Geraldine Saucier said...

Great pictures of your trip to Israel. I have always wanted to go there.

Jeanie said...


This would be just fascinating. And it looks like every single days has been beautiful weather. Add to that history and all you've done -- wow!

Esme said...

The water looks stunning.