Ancient Roman port in Israel to get facelift

A once-towering, ancient Roman temple will be brought back to its original grandeur in Israel.

Archaeologists have begun excavations around the 2,000 year old site located in the seaside town of Caesarea.

Caesarea was built in honor of Emperor Augustus Caesar and was once a vibrant Roman metropolis.

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A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows a general view of the renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
An archaeologist presents a head of the god Asclepius in the city of Caesarea, Israel April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Archaeologists work at the site of King Herod� palace in the old city of Caesarea, Israel. April 26, 2017 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
A shell with inscibed menorah on it, which was found at the archeological site is displayed in the old city of Caesarea, Israel April 26, 2017 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
An archaeologist works at a site in the old city of Caesarea , Israel April 26, 2017 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
A visitor sits under the queduct in the Old city of Caesarea, Israel April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
A worker takes part in renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea on April 26, 2017, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
An archaeologist presents tools made of bone in the old city of Caesarea, Israel. April 26, 2017 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Sandbags are seen near what remained from the Crusader port at the Old City of Caesarea, Israel April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
A worker takes part in renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea on April 26, 2017, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists walk around the site of King Herod� palace in the old city of Caesarea April 26, 2017 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows a general view of the renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A bas-relief of the head of Medusa is seen on top of a sarcophagus displayed at the old city of Caesarea, Israel. April 26, 2017 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Beachgoers are seen on the beach near the aqueduct in the Old City of Caesarea, Israel, April 26, 2017 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
People work during an archaeological excavation at the foot of the Crusader wall in the old city of Caesarea, Israel. April 26, 2017 REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Beachgoers are seen on the beach near the aqueduct in the Old City of Caesarea, Israel, April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows a general view of the renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows fruit bats gathering inside a cave in the Israeli Mediterranean town of Caesarea, during the renovations of the ancient harbour. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows artifacts, discovered during the renovation of the ancient harbour of Caesarea, on display during a press conference in the Israeli Mediterranean town of Caesarea. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows part of ancient synagogue, discovered during the renovation of the ancient harbour of Caesarea, being displayed during a press conference in the Israeli Mediterranean town of Caesarea. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows artifacts, discovered during the renovation of the ancient harbour of Caesarea, on display during a press conference in the Israeli Mediterranean town of Caesarea. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers take part in renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea on April 26, 2017, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows artifacts, discovered during the renovation of the ancient harbour of Caesarea, being displayed during a press conference in the Israeli Mediterranean town of Caesarea. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows artifacts, discovered during the renovation of the ancient harbour of Caesarea, on display during a press conference in the Israeli Mediterranean town of Caesarea. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers take part in renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea on April 26, 2017, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows an ancient aqueduct in the Israeli Mediterranean town of Caesarea. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows the head part of a figurine from the Roman period depicting the Asclepius, god of medicine, discovered during the renovation of the ancient harbour of Caesarea, on display during a press conference in the Israeli Mediterranean town of Caesarea. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
People sit next to an ancient aqueduct on the shores of the Israeli Mediterranean town of Caesarea on April 26, 2017, during renovations of the ancient harbour. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows a general view of the renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers take part in renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea on April 26, 2017, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows a general view of the renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on April 26, 2017, shows a general view of the renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers take part in renovations of a minaret at the ancient harbour of Caesarea on April 26, 2017, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker cleans a mosaic floor during renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea on April 26, 2017, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker takes part in renovations at the ancient harbour of Caesarea on April 26, 2017, in the Israeli Mediterranean town. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 27 million dollar restoration seeks to turn this archaeological site into a top tourist attraction in Israel.

"The whole experience of the visitor would be completely different. He will be able to sense the atmosphere and actually to understand the essence of the building. This is something that you don't get at any other archaeological site today," said Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist, Doron Ben Ami.

According to historians, the temple once loomed above the ancient skyline and could be seen from ships traveling to the Holy Land.

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