JUAN BAUTISTA (MARTIRIO) "El Precursor de Cristo" Reino herodiano, Israel - Maqueronte, Jordania (5 a.C. †28 d.C.) - See more at: http://santoralmariareina.blogspot.com/2012/08/santo-de-hoy-30-de-agosto.html#sthash.SR7Dbu34.dpuf
El acueducto es uno de los destinos turísticos más populares de atracción en Cesarea. Está situado hacia el extremo norte de la ciudad. Sus orígenes se remontan al período herodiano. El Acueducto se encuentra actualmente medio cubierto de arena. La historia cuenta que el acueducto sirvió para el transporte agua de un manantial que se encuentra a 6 kilómetros de la ciudad. Los restos de dos conductos se pueden ver actualmente.
Herod Antipas was named tetrarch of Galilee and ruled prior to, and during, the life of Jesus. He divorced his first wife in order to marry Herodias, the wife of his half-brother. John the Baptist condemned the marriage, and Herod had him beheaded for it. He was finally driven to ruin by Herodias’ ambitions. Herod Antipas was one of the judges, with Pontius Pilate, in the decision to order the execution of Jesus. He was banished to Gaul by Caligula and died in exile.
A, late-16th century, vision of a Pictish warrior (clearly based on Herodian's description of the “barbarians” of Caledonia) by John White. The overall blue tinting of the body is inspired by a remark made by Julius Caesar, who had spent a few weeks in the south-eastern corner of Britain in 55BC and 54BC: “All the Britons, without exception, stain themselves with woad, which produces a blueish tint; and this gives them a wild look in battle.”