Caesarea Aqueduct 001



  • Title:  Caesarea Aqueduct 001
  • Description:  Aqueducts were first introduced in Caesarea by King Herod in the first century. The old city Caesarea required a steady flow of water. Initially its waters came from the local wells. However, when the population grew to a few hundred thousand people, a large scale aqueduct was required to bring the water from a distance.

    King Herod built an aqueduct to bring the water from the springs of Shummi, which was 10 kilometers away.

    When the supply became insufficient, a second was built. In the 12th century a single aqueduct replaced first two, because the city had shrunk in size. Finally during the Byzantine period a fourth aqueduct was added to bring water from the Maagan Michael springs.
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  • Keywords:  Aqueduct, Caesarea
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