Photographer's Note

The large green area ahead is the National-Park of the ancient town of Ashkelon.
It was a prominent port city, evidence found that it was established by the Cnaanite sometime in the 19th century BC. Location on the Via-Maris, a major road from north to south, towards Egypt, had a merchants port and its inhabitants exported goods throughout the near Mediterranean countries.
Occupied later by the Persians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders and Ottomans – all left a notable mark on life there, excavations found on the large area with the 4000 years old wall 2.2km length around the old city, and many ancient houses, villas, public-buildings, a basilica and a port.

Situated in the south Israel coastal plains, 31.664, 34.545 on the map.
Will show some photos of the old city excavations, this picture taken from atop of the dike, an elevated rampart with remnants of the eastern wall.

A 16:9 aspect ratio.

A Wikipedia page about ancient town of Ashkelon.

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Additional Photos by Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10496 W: 619 N: 19396] (85630)
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