Signage about Harbor and Goods

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Sheppard, Beth M.
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5/19/23
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Caesarea National Park , Israel , Herod the Great , Hellenism , Roman Empire , Judea , Caesarea Maritima , Vespasian , Roman Legion , Harbor , Goods , Signage
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Signage which reads: Caesarea's deep-water harbor could operate in any weather, making it a valuable asset for the Roman Empire. It was part of (Rome's) extensive trade networks in vital commodities, mainly grain and other foods. The harbor also served as a transit point for goods that came overland from the East and continued by sea to the cities of the Empire. The vessels that carried these goods needed shelter, loading and unloading facilities, maintenance, and storage for large amounts of cargo. The seamen themselves needed food, supplies, and accommodations. The harbor and the city provided those needs.
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