Recognize this famous ancient spot in Israel?

If you have traveled to Israel, you’ve likely visited the place in the photograph below. Do you recognize it? Take a few seconds to figure it out before reading further.


Photo by Mark Ziese (visit the Bible Land Explorer blog at

It looks quite different now due to recent work to show more of the ancient ruins.



If you haven’t identified it yet, the solution is below…




This is the Roman theater in Caesarea Maritima with the stage area removed. The stage visitors have seen and stood on for decades was a modern reconstruction. Now we can see the ancient chambers below. For an explanation, see this post by Mark Ziese.


About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister with the North Terrace Church of Christ and has participated in multiple archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke leads informative, meaningful tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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