The Roman Theater at Caesarea

The Roman theater at Caesarea is the most ancient theater discovered in Israel. The theater was built during Herod the Great’s lifetime and was designed to hold up to 4,000 visitors at any given time. Among the original finds here are two cavea or bleachers, the throne spot for Herod, the orchestra and ’scaena frons’ or backdrop, vomitoria (entrances/exitways) and an elaborate tunnel with changing rooms that was build beneath the stage.


The Roman Theater at Caesarea
Image Credit: Samson Tours

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