Roman Forum


Ancient Caesarea's forum is enclosed between buildings behind a railing. The site was discovered by chance in the 1960s, when a statue was discovered when builders started digging the foundations for a new cinema. An Algerian-British team excavated the site over two seasons and, as well as the forum, revealed a church and remains of earlier Punic settlement. Today there's not much to see except a few broken pillars and paving slabs half covered in wild flowers.

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