Caesarea Maritima: the governor’s palace baths

 

Caesarea-Maritima-Byzantine-governor-bathhouse

As we’ve noted before, excavation work by archaeologists has revealed multiple layers of habitation in Caesarea Maritima. One of those layers is that of the Byzantine era and something of the Byzantine governor’s palace has been found there, pictured above.

A historical marker reads:

This bathhouse is the only important remain of the private wing of the Byzantine governor’s palace, almost entirely destroyed by the construction of the medieval fortifications.