Statue of a ram that was discovered next to the vaults at the front of the temple platform. (Caesarea Development Corporation)

Statue of a ram that was discovered next to the vaults at the front of the temple platform. (Caesarea Development Corporation)

Israel is investing heavily in unearthing archaeological treasures in the coastal area of King Herod’s Caesarea and opening up the ancient wonders to tourists.

They include the altar of a temple he built 2,000 years ago to Roman Emperor Augustus and the goddess Roma alongside a synagogue.

The ancient synagogue of Caesarea. (Assaf Peretz, Israel Antiquities Authority)

The ancient synagogue of Caesarea. (Assaf Peretz, Israel Antiquities Authority)

The project got a boost last week of $27 million from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation that is working with the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

Why wait? Why not visit Caesarea this November on the 2017 WND Israel tour and hear, in person, from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and WND founder Joseph Farah.

Caesarea is the site of a magnificent amphitheater, aqueducts Herod built to bring water to his palace on the Mediterranean and other archaeological sites. Some 3 million tourists are expected to visit the site by 2030.

The amphitheater

The amphitheater

Caesarea has been a vibrant port city since its establishment about 2,030 years ago and throughout the various ensuing periods.

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Upon completion of these activities the Caesarea Development Corporation and Israel Nature and Parks Authority will construct an innovative visitor center, installations for benefit of visitors, a spectacular archaeological park and an enchanting promenade that will begin at the ancient aqueduct (Aqueduct Beach) and connect to the city wall and fortifications promenade of ancient Caesarea.

Conservation work and reinforcement of the vaults at the front of the temple platform that Herod built in honor of Emperor Augustus and the goddess Roma. (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Conservation work and reinforcement of the vaults at the front of the temple platform that Herod built in honor of Emperor Augustus and the goddess Roma. (Israel Antiquities Authority)

Why wait? Why not visit Caesarea this November on the 2017 WND Israel tour and hear, in person, from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and WND founder Joseph Farah.

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