The Temple of Augustus at Caesarea Phillipi

Herod the Great built a temple to Augustus (Octavian) at the mouth of the Cave of Pan in 19 BCE. Several niches to this temple are still preserved on its western side, which must have been passed by the worshipers as they approached the ’holy of holies’ located at the cave/spring. For the Greeks, it was as if they were at an access point to the Abyss or Underworld.


The Temple to Caesar Augustus
Image Credit: Samson Tours

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