The old city Caesarea required a steady flow of running water. Initially its waters came from the local wells. However, as the population grew to several hundred thousand people, a large scale aqueduct was required to bring the water from a distance. The aqueduct was built in several phases, starting from King Herod. He commissioned this raised Roman aqueduct to deliver water from the springs of Mount Carmel nearly 16 kilometres away.
There were another three stages to the construction of the Aqueduct which extended the Aqueduct to bring water from further afield and continued to do so for around 1200 years.
It was here that we had our first opportunity to “touch” the Mediterranean Sea. Here is Heather stepping tentatively towards the Sea!!
For more information about Coastal Israel
- 2014-04-01 – Beersheva to Acre
- Caesarea Aqueduct
- Caesarea Maritima
- Haifa – Bahai World Centre
- Haifa – Major Port
- Jezreel Valley – Israel
- Joppa – Simon the Tanner
- Joppa – the Big Fish
- Mount Carmel – Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
- Tel Aviv – Israel
- Travel from Joppa to Jerusalem