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Professors and students explore an ancient port-city in Israel

Posted by on Monday, August 8, 2022 in Uncategorized.

Men looking down into pitOver the past five years, Vanderbilt researchers and students working at the ancient port-city of Caesarea Maritima, on the north coast of modern-day Israel, have unearthed tantalizing clues to life in the city during the Early Islamic period as well as the best-preserved remains yet discovered of Herod the Great’s famous Temple of Rome and Augustus. These finds shed light on an oft-overlooked period in Mediterranean history and give scholars a fresh look at a world-famous monument destroyed long ago.

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