Barrel Vault 1 (3)

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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 , Barrel Vault , Vault , Mithra , Mithraeum , Warehouse , Horreum
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Vault 1 of the Vault Complex opened onto the harbor street. It was used as a warehouse (Horreum)This view looks west. Vault 1 measures approximately 30 meters long and is approximately 5 meters high and 5 meters wide. It was excavated in 1973 and 1974 and was found to have been used as a Mithraeum for the worship of Mithras. According to signage, the ceiling. opening would have provided a beam of light on the altar.
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