Photographer's Note

Window of an old villa built on the cliff's edge with a view to the Mediterranean, in the ancient town ruins on Ashkelon. One WS with a diff. perspective on.

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, exact location on map: 31.6631, 34.54404 , on the far part of the National-Park.
Both pic.s are 16:9 aspect ratio. Managed the backlight by just a bit.


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Viewed: 1948
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Additional Photos by Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12269 W: 615 N: 23097] (98396)
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