The Theatre at Caesarea National Park is a semi-circular amphitheater that was constructed 2000 years ago by Herod the Great. The fortifications are built partly for defense and to protect the south end of the city. They used numerous granite columns originally from Aswan. It has a seating capacity of 3,500-4,000. While seating on the 2000-year-old balcony, you can observe the massive remains of the Roman City beneath you. The setting of the amphitheater is splendid as it is found near the coast with a magical view of the Mediterranean from the balconies. Initially, the scenery isn’t quite spectacular since there was a large stage that blocked the view from the sea. The amphitheater was fully renovated excluding the stage for the reason of preserving the sea’s wonderful view, apart from that, watching the magical scenery of the sunset above the Mediterranean is breath taking. Today, the amphitheater is fully functional and regularly holds performances such as concerts, operas and a lot more.
As you walk through the trail leading to the theater, you could see an imitation of the renowned Pontius Pilate inscription, which was found out in the year 1961. The primary inscription was located in Israeli Museum.
The theater has truly a rich historical background. No wonder that it is considered as one of the archaeological treasures in Israel.
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