Day 4, Distant view of the Hippodrome

22 03 2013

Day 4, Distant view of the Hippodrome

View looking north of the Hippodrome which is located along the Mediterranean shoreline, between Herod’s place and Herod’s harbor.

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Day 4, The Palace of Herod the great at Caesarea

22 03 2013

Day 4, The Palace of Herod the great at Caesarea

Members of our tour group make their way to the ruins of King Herod’s palace, seen in the colonnaded area in the foreground of the picture.





Day 4, The Theater at Caesarea Maritima

22 03 2013

Day 4, The Theater at Caesarea Maritima

Tour groups visit the theater that was built by Herod the Great at Caesarea Maritima.





Day 4, Part of the Archaeological Park at Caesarea

22 03 2013

Day 4, Part of the Archaeological Park at Caesarea

View of some of the artifacts that are identified in the Archaeological Park at Caesarea Maritima





Day 4, The entrance to the park at Caesarea Maritima

22 03 2013

Day 4, The entrance to the park at Caesarea

View of the park entrance and some of the identified ruins in the archaeological park.





Day 4, We drive past Megiddo

22 03 2013

Day 4, We drive past Megiddo

As we continue our travels to the next stop on our itinerary (Caesarea), we drive past Tel Megiddo. So I took a quick picture of it through the bus window.





Day 4, Mt. Gilboa

22 03 2013

Day 4, Mt. Gilboa

As we travel to our next stop the tour guide stops our bus and informs us that this is Mt. Gilboa, and that where we see the side of the ridge having been mined away was the site of the fateful battle between the forces of King Saul and the Philistines. I asked our guide if there was any kind of a historic marker or memorial to mark the site of the battle and of the death of Israel’s first king, and our guide informs me that there is not.