Studies in the Archaeology and History of Caesarea Maritima: Caput Judaeae, Metropolis Palaestinae (Hardback)
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Short Description for Studies in the Archaeology and History of Caesarea Maritima The book, well illustrated, presents in a wider historical-cultural context the results of the archaeological explorations (1990 s to early 2000 s) at Caesarea Maritima, the provincial capital of Roman Judaea/Palaestina, where Jews, Pagans, Christians and Samaritans lived side by side.
- Published: 20 September 2011
- Format: Hardback 340 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789004175112 ISBN 10: 9004175113
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Caesarea Maritima, the capital of the Roman province of Judaea / Palaestina, was founded in 10/9 BCE by Herod the Great to serve as an administrative and economic center. It was named after his Roman patron Caesar Augustus, the first Roman emperor. The book, well illustrated, presents the results of the large scale excavations at the site during the 1990 s and early 2000 s in their wider historical and cultural context: the architectural evolution and transformation of the thriving city from its foundation to its decline caused by the Arab conquest (640/41 CE), its conversion to a Roman colony in 71 CE, aspects of provincial administration, commerce and economy, entertainment and religious life of its communities Jews, Pagans, Christians and Samaritans.