Aqueduct of Caesarea, Mei Kedem, Haifa District, Israel
An amazing experience, walking the tunnel in waist-high water with flashlights. A wet and refreshing site for the family.
An amazing reserve with a spectacular water aqueduct in its center. A small museum describes its construction and its path since the Byzantine period. The aqueduct took the waters from “Ein Tzabarin” springs to Caesarea.
The ruins of the ancient city Caesarea Maritima are located by the sea-shore of Israel, about half way between modern Haifa and Tel Aviv. Caesarea was founded in 10 BCE by King Herod of Judea (37-4 BCE) as an urban centre next to an artificial harbour.
The city had abundant supplies of water delivered from wells, cisterns, and aqueducts. Two aqueducts arrived at Caesarea from the north, named the High level and the Low level aqueduct; a third one – a pipe line – came from the south.
The High level aqueduct, apparently constructed in the 1st century CE, started at the Shuni spring located about 7 km north-east of the city
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