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Abstract~This complex was one of the most important boroughs in Byzantine Caesarea, comprising a law court, a revenue office (skrinion), vaulted storehouses for corn, oil and wine, an archive / library and a small, private bathhouse. An early, probably Roman Mithraeum from the 3rd century AD was discovered in the northwestern corner of the complex. On the other hand, some evidence was discovered as to the ceremonies dedicated to Christian saints that were conducted in other rooms. Mosaic floors and inscriptions were found in many of the rooms. At the very northwestern edge of the complex a private bathhouse was discovered, probably dedicated to the Byzantine governor himself. An octagonal basin was discovered there, as well as traces of a hypocaust, fountain, cold and hot rooms and benches.
DateBuilt circa 324-638 AD; Mithraeum built in the 3rd century AD
TypeArchitecture and City Planning
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