What is Ashkelon known for?

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calf, originally silvered, long. Images of calves and bulls were associated with the worship of the Canaanite gods El (El (deity)) and Baal. Ashkelon is mentioned in the Egyptian (Ancient Egypt) Execration Texts of the 11th dynasty as "Asqanu."

home international

team in Israel's first home international in 2013. cite web url http: an-israel-lacrosse-experience-rob-berkenblit title An Israel Lacrosse experience publisher date 19 August 2013 accessdate 2013-13-09 archiveurl https: web * http: an-israel-lacrosse-experience-rob-berkenblit archivedate 19 August 2013 Im schwarzen Walfisch zu Askalon ("in Ashkelons Black Wale inn") is a traditional

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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

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, 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


Borders of Abar-Nahara Steven S. Tuell Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, No. 284 (Nov., 1991), pp. 51–57 Herodotus' Description of the East Mediterranean Coast Anson F. Rainey Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, No. 321 (Feb., 2001), pp. 57–63 In his work, Herodotus referred to the practice of male circumcision (History of male circumcision) associated with the Hebrew people: "the Colchis Colchians

, the Egyptians, and the Ethiopians, are the only nations who have practised circumcision from the earliest times. The Phoenicians and the Syrians of Palestine themselves confess that they learnt the custom of the Egyptians.... Now these are the only nations who use circumcision." The History of Herodotus Beloe, W., Rev., ''Herodotus'', (tr. from Greek), with notes, Vol.II, London, 1821, p.269 "It should

significant discovery

already discovered in 2009. WikiPedia:Ashkelon Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Ashkelon Commons:Category:Ashkelon

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of Ibn Al-Qalanisi''. Dover Publications, 2003 (ISBN 0-486-42519-3), p 48. The Crusaders were supposedly reported as hoisting up their shields and singing "Christ We Adore Thee!" while they encircled the burning building." Rausch, David. ''Legacy of Hatred: Why Christians Must Not Forget the Holocaust.'' Baker Pub Group, 1990 (ISBN 0-8010-7758-3), p 27 Following the siege, Jews captured from the Dome of the Rock, along with native Christians, were

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

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Jacobs, Shirley Eber, Francesca Silvani publisher Google Books accessdate 2011-08-10 A Roman burial tomb two kilometers north of Ashkelon Park was discovered in 1937. There are two burial tombs, a painted Hellenistic cave and a Roman cave. The Hellenistic cave is decorated with paintings of nymphs, water scenes, mythological figures and animals. There was an 11th-century mosque, ''Maqam al-Nabi Hussein'', a site

popular resistance

killed and about 10-20 were wounded in the attack. The six were Hertzle Shlomo (50), Ivan Shmilov (53), Dror Gazari (31) from Sderot, Ofer Tiri (23) of Ashkelon, Muna'am Abu-Sabia (33) of Daburyia and Ibrhim Kahili (46) of Um al-Ghanem. Palestinian militants launched mortar shells and automatic weapsons fire against ambulances who came to evacuate the wounded and treat the casualties. Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Hamas and The Popular Resistance Committees


'''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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