RARE comprehensive illustrated monograph on Caesarea Maritima, the capital of the Roman province of Judaea/Palaestina founded by Herod the Great. The book presents the results of large scale excavations at the site during the 1990`s and early 2000`s, presenting the architectural evolution and transformation of the thriving city from its foundation to its decline caused by the Arab conquest, its conversion to a Roman colony in 71CE, aspects of provincial administration, commerce and economy, entertainment and religious life of its communities - Jewish, Pagans, Christians and Samaritans. The author - Joseph Patrich, Professor of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, conducted large scale excavations at Caesarea Maritima, and has published extensively on the archaeology and history of Roman-Byzantine Judaea/Palaestina. 245x165mm. XII+34O pages & 172 b&w figures. Cover and spine rubbed. Cover edges slightly bumped. Cover bottom corners and spine edges bumped/wrinkled. [SUMMARY]: This rare book is otherwise in very good condition.