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Fresh fruit juice
The Ulpan program sponsored a trip and tour of the ancient Roman city of Caesarea yesterday. Before we took a tour of the ruins we sat through a short lecture and video about the history so we saw what the city actually looked like at its peek. It was build by King Herod to honor the Caesar after he defeated his enemy. The most impressive aspect of it was the fact that the Romans were able to construct a massive port that could fit 30 Roman battleships.

They were able to overcome the massive waves and undertow through impressive techniques without the use of any machine or modern equipment-- and of corse lots of slave labor... The city had been rebuilt numerous times by different groups and eventually was bought by a man who restored it as a resort slash historical landmark. The stadium that once stood there as a theatre for the Romans was rebuilt and is now used for performances.

After the tour we got to go swimming in the remains of the ancient port which was cool except for it was pretty dirty since not much water moves in and out of it... but it still felt good after walking through the 90 degree heat all afternoon.

I've got a bunch of studying to do now since it is already midterm time here... I can't believe I have been here almost two weeks...
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Fresh fruit juice
Fresh fruit juice
Entrance to Caesarea
Entrance to Caesarea
Marcos and Andras at the port
Marcos and Andras at the port
Sitting on the ancient toilets
Sitting on the ancient toilets
Performance stadium
Performance stadium
Archway
Archway
Herods personal pool
Herod's personal pool
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photo by: alanmica