Hippodrome at Caesarea Grandstands

Hippodrome at Caesarea Grandstands



Color photo of the Grandstands at the Hippodrome at Caesarea Maritima that Herod built for entertainment in honor of the Emperor Augustus. During New Testament times the grandstands could hold 12,000 spectators.

Josephus wrote:

“Herod built on the south quarter, behind the port and amphitheater also capable of holding a vast number of men, and conveniently situated for a prospect to the sea.” Josephus antiquities 15,9.6

Historical sources mentioned Caesarea having a stadium where Jews and Christians were cast into the arena to fight gladiators or fed to the wild beasts.

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