Caesarea | Israel

Located on the former trade route known as the Via Maris (way of the sea), Caesarea was an important pagan seaport in the ancient world. Built by Herod the Great, this town was a staple on the route connecting Ancient Egypt to the Roman world. With it's impressive facilities, the city regularly hosted tournaments which included chariot races and gladiator fights (in the hippodrome), as well as theater performances (in the amphitheater). The remains of early aqueducts are still visible a short distance up the road.