Ashkelon

Ashkelon ancient church

Ancient church

Ashkelon (Ashqelon)

(Joshua 13:3)

City in south on Mediterranean coast, near the site of a major Philistine city. Herod the Great was born here. Jews and Christians enjoyed prosperity here throughout Byzantine times, Jews leaving only after the Crusaders were driven out by the Moslems. Old city wall extant by the shore. Ancient tel dominated by Roman and Byzantine remains.

Modern Ashkelon was established after the War of Independence.

Ancient Ashkelon south of the new city, is a large tel on the seashore surrounded by……..

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