Storms prompt fears Caesarea's ancient port may collapse

Following the collapse of the Caesarea breakwater, the waves pounding Israel's shores are reaching the ancient port of Caesarea, prompting fears it may collapse too in one of the worst storms in this region for years.


About two months ago, experts from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Caesarea Development Company and the Ministry of Environmental Protection were asked to evaluate the damage that could be caused to the ancient port, which was constructed by Herod some 2,000 years ago. The steering committee will meet soon to discuss a solution for a complete rehabilitation program for the site. (Ynet)