4_Aphek_RomanCardo2_2 Aphek was already ancient even before it was granted to the tribe of Asher during the period of conquest.  Located on a strategic bottleneck of the coastal roads, this was a valuable site which Herod the Great redesigned as a Romanesque city, complete with a  theater and cardo, or main North-South street (pictured above).  He renamed it Antipatris, after his father, and it was to this city that Claudias Lysias brought Paul to escape the Jewish plot.