Signage about Theater 2

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5/18/16
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Caesarea National Park , Israel , Herod the Great , Hellenism , Roman Empire , Judea , Caesarea Maritima , Straton's Tower , Theater , Signage , Byzantine Christianity
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A Sign about Herod's Theater reads: Herod's theater, built between 22-10 BC , was the first of its kind in Israel. Throughout the Roman and Byzantine periods, the building underwent several alterations. Sometimes during the 3rd or 4th C AD, the orchestra was converted into a large basin for staging nautical games. Apparently offended by the licentious entertainment the theater offered, the Christian Byzantine rulers closed it down in the 5th c. AD.
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