Herod the Great is known as the paranoid architect. He built, among other things, the beautiful city of Caesarea Maritima. Here are some important things archaeologists have uncovered.
The Roman theatre
An artist’s reconstruction of the theatre
Sarcophagi were stone coffins (sometimes made of marble, lead, or wood) were widely used throughout the Roman world. Sarcophagus literally means “flesh eater.”
The Pilate Inscription is the only ancient inscription with the name Pontius Pilate. The inscription was carved in honor of Tiberius by “Pontius Pilate Prefect of Judea.”
The Go-Grace 2011 team at Caesarea
Tiberius Rata, Ph.D.
Chair, Biblical Studies Department
Professor of Old Testament Studies
Grace College and Theological Seminary
Winona Lake, Indiana