Sonia, our guide, periodically had us open our Bibles and read scripture. That day, at the first place we stopped, the first scripture she had us read was Acts Chapter 12. God was speaking to me, directly to me. It was good that I had come there to the Holyland, to Caesarea Maritima.
I can't really see much from this model photograph, but it does remind me of the lay out of the place.
The picture below was what remains of the prison, court complex. This is where Paul was held before being sent to Rome as a Roman citizen to be tried there. The Apostle Paul was there.
More of the city, of the palace as it stands today.
There was a well preserved stadium.
There were columns from what is thought to be temples to Roman gods.
Birds live in Herod's palace today.
This is a copy of a stone found here with Pilate's name on it.
Our guide asked for volunteers to sit on some seats near the hippodrome.
She asked us to guess what they were for.
This is the hippodrome.
Herod's palace is washing into the sea. This Caesarea is where one of the King Herods died. Read Acts, chapter 12.
Love the blue of the Mediterranean Sea
Those old Romans knew how to stack up the stones so they would last. This is seating of the hippodrome.
Soon, we loaded up into our bus and headed inland toward Galilee where we would spend the night.