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The Roman Aqueduct, Caesarea: A Photo Exploration

An ancient city's need for drinking water creates a picturesque place to stroll, relax, and take in the sunset
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The Roman Aqueduct in Caesarea

The Roman Aqueduct and its beach area is a great place to stroll, relax and watch beautiful sunsets. The Aqueduct brought running water to the old city of Caesarea, along the high level aqueduct that is pictured in this blog.

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The high level aqueduct survives

The old city and port of Caesarea required a steady flow of running water. At first the water was pumped from underground wells, but, as the population grew to several hundred thousand people, a large scale aqueduct was required to bring the water from a distance.

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A section of the high level aqueduct.

The source of the water along the aqueducts were the springs of Shummi, located 6 miles away. King Herod built the first aqueduct in the 1st century BC. Later, two more aqueducts were built.

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I first came to Israel in 1971 and stayed with friends Eileen and Ami. Eileen and I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and were friends there before she moved full-time to Herzliya. Six years ago we reconnected on Facebook, met again in New York, fell in love and got married. I've been making images ever since I was 6 years old. I have an extensive personal image library and love to travel around Israel to record my impressions of this wonderful country so that folks abroad get a real idea, through my thoughts and ideas about living here.