The salty Mediterranean stretches as far as the eye can see.
The view is framed by an arch of a Roman-era aqueduct. It too is all about water. This high-level conduit delivered freshwater from the shoulder of Mount Carmel to the city of Caesarea Maritima. It is a distance of ten kilometers. Constructed of kurkar (sandstone) during the reign of Herod the Great (40-4 BC), the aqueduct system stands as a legacy of engineering genius.
Later phases would have to be built to account for Caesarea’s growing population.
Photograph by Bible Land Explorer Melinda Lee.
A few seats have opened up on our Johnson University Study-Tour to Israel-Palestine slated for March 12-23, 2019. If you are interested in being a part of this high-energy student trip, contact me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t hesitate. Our roster must be finalized by mid-December. Academic credit is available.