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Ancient Roman port in Israel to get facelift

Apr 30, 2017 12:36 IST
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A once-towering, ancient Roman temple will be brought back to its original grandeur in Israel. Archaeologists have begun excavations around the 2,000-year-old site located in the seaside town of Caesarea. Caesarea was built in honour of Emperor Augustus Caesar and was once a vibrant Roman metropolis. The 27 million dollar restoration seeks to turn this archaeological site into a top tourist attraction in Israel. According to historians, the temple once loomed above the ancient skyline and could be seen from ships travelling to the Holy Land.