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Caesarea, or Kaisarieh, a former Mediterranean sea-port on the coast of Syria, 30 miles north of Joppa, named in honour of Caesar Augustus by its builder Herod about 22 B.C. The harbour was protected from the prevailing storms by a mole, and afforded a good anchorage. After the fall of Jerusalem it became the capital of Palestine. Eusebius, the Church historian, was Bishop here in the 4th century; and the Crusaders built a cathedral. It is now a heap of ruins, with a few fishermen's huts among them. Another Caesarea, called also Caesarea Philippi, was situated near the head waters of the Jordan, and the name was applied to other places, including the island of Jersey.