Caesarea is part of the Tentative list of Israel in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Assif Am-David Israel 24.05.08
Despite having lived in Caesarea for several years I see no reason to inscribe it. Bet Shean is a much more impressive Roman city in Israel and is on the T list as well. Caesarea's best feature is its aqueduct which is very nice to visit being located along the sea shore. It used to serve as the province's Capital and was the largest city in Israel at the time and a major sea port. Only a small part of what is known to have been its territory has been excavated though, so if excaviations continue its perspectives may change accordingly.
The Crusadean fortification are very impressive and merit a visit on their own right. This could also be an additional card to play when applying.