Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Caesarea Maritima, Israel

The ancient city and harbor was built by Herod the Great about 25-13 BC
Visit date : Mar 2014
(1) Roman Theatre
(2) Pilate Stone – the only archaeological item that mentions the Roman prefect “Pontius Pilate” by whose order Jesus was crucified
(3) Hippodrome
(4) Roman Sebastos harbor – the largest artificial harbor built in the open sea
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Tel Hazor, Israel

Tel Hazor, Israel

The largest archaeological site in northern Israel

“… and he (Joshua) burnt Hazor with fire.” (Joshua 11:11)

(1) Solomonic Gate – “And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.” (1 Kings 9:15)

(2) Burnt stones
(3) Surroundings of the site
(4) Water system – constructed during the reign of King Ahab (the 9th century BCE), it was designed to supply the inhabitants of the city with water in times of siege
(5) Vertical shaft of the water system
(6) Bottom of the water system
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Dan, Israel

Dan, Israel

It was named after the Israelite town of “Dan” mentioned in 1 Kings 12:29

28 After seeking advice, the king (Jeroboam) made two golden calves. He said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” 29 One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan. 30 And this thing became a sin; the people came to worship the one at Bethel and went as far as Dan to worship the other”

(1) High Place of Jeroboam – constructed to house the golden calf at Dan

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(2) Ancient Gate – built about 1800 B.C., likely that Abraham walked through this gate
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(3) “So the king got up and took his seat in the gateway. When the men were told, “The king is sitting in the gateway,” they all came before him …” (2 Samuel 19:8)
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