Aqueduct of Caesarea Maritima April 22, 2013Posted by cantueso in building, history.
Caesarea was famous as a harbour that could receive up to 300 ships, but there was not any drinking water. So the Romans built an aqueduct to bring water across about 8 miles from Mount Carmel.
The aqueduct was discovered about 50 years ago when they also dug up a Roman theater and fortifications built by the Crusaders — the Christians who fought to win the Holy Land back from the Muslims.
Crusader walls and Moat photographed by Mrbrefast and published under CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crusader_Walls_and_Moat_in_Caesarea.jpg
The city of Caesarea is located half way between Tel Aviv and Haifa. It was almost as big as Jerusalem. At one point there were about 100 000 inhabitants.
It was from here that Marcus Polo left 700 years ago as the first Westerner to visit China.