Ashkelon

What is Ashkelon known for?


commercial production

, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan. Gas discoveries In 2000, a modest discovery was made when a 33-billion-cubic-metre (BCM), or 1,200-billion-cubic-foot, natural-gas field was located offshore Ashkelon, with commercial production starting in 2004. As of 2012 however, this field is nearly exhausted—earlier than expected to due increased pumping to compensate for the loss of Egyptian gas in the wake of unrest associated with the fall of the Mubarak regime in 2011. In 2009, a significant gas find named Tamar (Tamar gas field), with proven reserves of 188 BCM or WikiPedia:Ashkelon Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Ashkelon Commons:Category:Ashkelon


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on the Mediterranean (Mediterranean Sea) coast, north of the border with the Gaza Strip. The ancient seaport of Ashkelon dates back to the Neolithic Age (Neolithic). In the course of its history, it has been ruled by the Canaanites, the Philistines, the Egyptians (Ancient Egypt), the Israelites, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Greeks (Ancient Greece), the Phoenicians, the Hasmoneans

and in 1920 became part of Mandatory Palestine. In the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, al-Majdal was the forward position of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force based in Gaza (Gaza City). The village was occupied by Israeli forces on 5 November 1948, by which time most of the Arab population of 11,000 were forced to leave. B. Morris, The transfer of Al Majdal's remaining Palestinians to Gaza, 1950, in 1948 and After

; Israel and the Palestinians . Jews moved into the area later that year. The Israeli town was initially called Migdal Gaza, Migdal Gad (Tribe of Gad) and Migdal Ashkelon. In 1953, the nearby neighborhood of Afridar was incorporated and the name "Ashkelon" was readopted to the town. By 1961, Ashkelon was ranked 18th among Israeli urban centers with a population of 24,000. In 2010, the population of Ashkelon was 112,900. ref name "


depicting battle

to see in Ashkelon publisher Israel-a-la-carte.com accessdate 2011-08-10 archiveurl https: web.archive.org web 20110713063744 http: www.israel-a-la-carte.com israelcity_view.asp?id 7 archivedate 13 July 2011 deadurl no The Outdoor Museum near the municipal cultural center displays two Roman burial coffins made of marble depicting battle and hunting scenes, and famous mythological scenes. The remains

. *'''The Outdoor Museum''' near the municipal cultural center displays two Roman burial coffins made of marble depicting battle and hunting scenes, and famous mythological scenes. *The remains of a 4th-century Byzantine church with marble slab flooring and glass mosaic walls can be seen in the Barnea Quarter. *A domed structure housing the 13th century '''Tomb of Sheikh Awad''' sits atop a hill overlooking Ashkelon’s northern beaches. *The site in Ashkelon where the head of Husayn ibn Ali


small bronze

. Among the finds are three small bronze wheels with eight spokes. Such wheels are known to have been used for portable cultic stands in the Aegean region during this period, and it is therefore assumed that this building served cultic functions (Cult (religion)). Further evidence concerns an inscription in Ekron to PYGN or PYTN, which some have suggested refers to "Potnia (Potnia theron)", the title given to an ancient Mycenaean (Mycenaean Greece) goddess. Excavations in Ashkelon, Ekron, and Gath (Gath (city)) reveal dog and pig bones which show signs of having been butchered, implying that these animals were part of the residents' diet. WikiPedia:Ashkelon Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Ashkelon Commons:Category:Ashkelon


unusual architectural

528–536 . Also of particular interest is a large, well-constructed building covering WikiPedia:Ashkelon Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Ashkelon Commons:Category:Ashkelon


book contribution

or Arabic ''θiql''

; comes from Ashkelon, an ancient Philistine city,


school program'

, is operating since 1925 and distributed throughout Israel. Education thumb 250px Ashkelon Academic College (File:Ashkelon Academic College.jpg) The city has 19 elementary schools, and nine junior high and high schools. The Ashkelon Academic College opened in 1998, and now hosts thousands of students. Harvard University operates an archaeological summer school program in Ashkelon. summer school program


acting quot

on 5 July 2004 when he served as the acting "President of the Republic" when President Hosni Mubarak was receiving medical treatment in Germany. Beersheba Ashkelon, Beersheba 1,053,600 After the establishment of the state After statehood, priority was given to establishing industries in areas slated for development, among them Lachish, Ashkelon, the Negev and Galilee. The expansion of Israel's textile industry was a consequence of the development of cotton growing as a profitable agricultural branch. By the late 1960s, textiles were one of the largest industrial branches in Israel, second only to the foodstuff industry. Textiles constituted about 12% of industrial exports, becoming the second-largest export branch after polished (diamond cutting) diamonds. In the 1990s, cheap East Asian labor decreased the profitability of the sector. Much of the work was subcontracted to 400 Israeli Arab sewing shops. As these closed down, Israeli firms, among them Delta, Polgat, Argeman and Kitan, began doing their sewing work in Jordan and Egypt, usually under the QIZ (Qualifying Industrial Zone) arrangement. In the early 2000s, Israeli companies had 30 plants in Jordan. Israeli exports reached $370 million a year, supplying such retailers and designers as Marks & Spencer, The Gap (Gap (clothing retailer)), Victoria's Secret, Wal-Mart, Sears, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan. Gas discoveries In 2000, a modest discovery was made when a 33-billion-cubic-metre (BCM), or 1,200-billion-cubic-foot, natural-gas field was located offshore Ashkelon, with commercial production starting in 2004. As of 2012 however, this field is nearly exhausted—earlier than expected to due increased pumping to compensate for the loss of Egyptian gas in the wake of unrest associated with the fall of the Mubarak regime in 2011. In 2009, a significant gas find named Tamar (Tamar gas field), with proven reserves of 188 BCM or WikiPedia:Ashkelon Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Ashkelon Commons:Category:Ashkelon


main connection

, and Gaza in addition to Ashdod. thumb The central bus station (File:CityMall1.JPG) Ashdod is located on the historic Via Maris. Highway 4 (Highway 4 (Israel)) was developed following this route along the southern sea shore of Israel; it serves as the main connection to the north, towards the Tel Aviv metropolitan area (Gush Dan), and to the south, towards Ashkelon.Ad Halom junction was planned as the main entrance to the city from the east. The junction was poorly planned and built, including a grade-level railway crossing less than 100 meters from the intersection with Highway 4 and a dangerous intersection with the nearby railway station's access road, and it suffered from heavy congestion (traffic congestion). WikiPedia:Ashkelon Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Ashkelon Commons:Category:Ashkelon


attacks work

-edition business ashkelon-sderot-residents-file-1-000-damage-claims-over-recent-rocket-attacks-1.240800 title Ashkelon, Sderot residents file 1,000 damage claims over recent rocket attacks work Haaretz date 16 May 2007 accessdate 2011-08-10 In March 2009, a Qassam rocket hit a school, destroying classrooms and injuring two people.

Ashkelon

'''Ashkelon''' (also '''Ashqelon''' and '''Ascalon'''; north of the border with the Gaza Strip. The ancient seaport of Ashkelon dates back to the Neolithic Age (Neolithic). In the course of its history, it has been ruled by the Canaanites, the Philistines, the Egyptians (Ancient Egypt), the Israelites, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Greeks (Ancient Greece), the Phoenicians, the Hasmoneans, the Romans (Ancient Rome), the Persians (Achaemenid Empire), the Arabs and the Crusaders (Crusades), until it was destroyed by the Mamluks (Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)) in 1270.

The Arab village of '''al-Majdal''' or '''al-Majdal Asqalan''' (

The village was occupied by Israeli forces on 5 November 1948, by which time most of the Arab population of 11,000 were forced to leave. B. Morris, The transfer of Al Majdal's remaining Palestinians to Gaza, 1950, in 1948 and After; Israel and the Palestinians. Jews moved into the area later that year. The Israeli town was initially called Migdal Gaza, Migdal Gad (Tribe of Gad) and Migdal Ashkelon. In 1953, the nearby neighborhood of Afridar was incorporated and the name "Ashkelon" was readopted to the town. By 1961, Ashkelon was ranked 18th among Israeli urban centers with a population of 24,000. In 2010, the population of Ashkelon was 112,900.

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