On a recent visit to Caesarea Maritima I had a chance to visit the recently opened museum.
The museum is built into four of the fourteen vaults that Herod the Great built to support the platform of the temple of Augustus and Roma. To the left (north) of the museum, reconstruction work continues—note the reconstructed staircase that leads up to where the Temple stood.
Inside of the second vault is a theater where a short, 12-minute, movie on the life of Herod the Great and the construction of Caesarea Maritima is shown.
The other three vaults contain artifacts, or replicas of artifacts from the excavations at Caesarea Maritima.
One of the displays, in the first vault, is composed of sequencing images of the layout of Caesarea Maritima at various stages in its history.
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