“King Herod’s Caesarea: Political Dream or Religious Nightmare” (1994)

October 23, 1994, Rosovsky Hall, Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel
Lisa Kahn, University of Tulsa
“King Herod’s Caesarea: Political Dream or Religious Nightmare?”
Co-sponsored by Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel & Archaeological Institute of America, Boston Chapter.
Prof. Khan presents an overview of the important site of Caesarea Maritima in Israel. One of the most ambitious construction projects in history, the seaside city expressed the lust for power and fame of the Idumanean prince installed by the Romans in the 1st century BCE as king over the Jews. Prof. Kahn focuses especially on Herod's building projects, including new discoveries of the remains of a Herodian Roman temple of great size and beauty which once overlooked the harbor.