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Caesarea is located on the Mediterranean coast, about midway between Haifa and Tel Aviv.
Founded as a small Phoenician sea port city, later to be conquered by Alexander Jannaeus and be made part of the Hasmonean kingdom.
Archeological excavations during the 1950s and 1960s uncovered remains from many different periods of times.
After the Battle of Actium, Augustus Caesar gave the city to Herode as a gift. Herod the Great built a massive, two-part harbor, at Caesarea.
The all-weather harbor was constructed using concrete to create breakwaters in the sea. Herod named the harbor in honor of Emperor Augustus and buit a temple dedicated to him. The Roman historian Flavius Josephus describes the harbor; "the king triumphed over nature and constructed a harbour larger than the Piraeus....
the remains are to be seen up to day..