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Caesarea (or Cesarea, as in Italian), a city name derived from the first Roman imperial family, which later became a title "Caesar", was given to numerous cities and locations in the Roman Empire proper and/or Byzantine Empire :



In the LevantEdit

  • Caesarea, Hebrew: Qeysarya, a modern town in Israel built near the site of ancient Caesarea Maritima
  • Caesarea Maritima, also known as "Caesarea Palaestinae", an ancient Roman city near the modern Israeli town
  • Caesarea Philippi, also known as "Caesarea Paneas", an ancient Roman city at the foot of the Israeli-occupied southern slope of Munt Hermon, Syria
  • Caesarea Magna, formerly Larissa in Syria, modern Shaizar, an ancient Roman city and modern Syrian town

In TurkeyEdit


  • Caesarea Mauretaniae, capital Mauretania Caesariensis, an ancient Roman-Berber city, now Cherchell, in Algeria
  • Caesarea in Numidia, now Henchir-El-Hammam (Youks-les-Bains) in Algeria and a Latin Catholic titular see
  • The island of Caesarea, modern Jersey, in the Channel Islands
    • Derived from the above, Nova Caesarea - the Latin name applied to the colony of New Jersey (now as US State)

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