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Metzudat Ashdod – Ashdod Fortress *

Modern Ashdod Ashdod (  אַשְׁדּוֹד‎; أشدود‎‎ ) is the sixth-largest city and the largest port in Israel. Modern Ashdod was established in 1956 and incorporated as a city in 1968. ...

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Apollonia – Arsuf *

Arsuf  becomes Apollonia The Phoenicians or Canaanites founded this ancient city and named it Arsuf (ארשוף – ארסוף) after their god Reshef. During the Hellenistic period it was renamed Apollonia ...

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Yarda Ruins*

  Horvat Yarda – Yarda Ruins Yarda Ruins hold archeological finds from various  periods from the Roman to the Ottoman. The impressive stone structure, with its arched entrances, used to be a Turkish ...

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Khan et Tujjar – Suk al Khan*

Khan et Tujjar also Suk al Khan (Hebrew חאן אל תוג’אר) Early Arab The West side of Khan et Tujjar (“caravanserai of the merchants”) is the ruins of a 8th-9th Century ...

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Har Herzl – Mount Herzl *

What’s in a name? Mount Herzl (הר הרצל) or Har Herzl is named after Dr. Binyamin Ze’ev (Theodor) Herzl, visionary of the Jewish State and founder of modern political Zionism, ...

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Tel Beit She’an *

Beit She’an is one of the oldest cities in Israel. The elevated mound of Tel Beit She’an (Tel el-Husn) contains the remains of the Canaanite and Egyptian cities. Classical Roman and ...

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Nahal Taninim Dam

The Ancient Aqueducts to Caesaria The Roman, Byzantine and Crusader inhabitants of the region built a series of aqueducts to channel water to Caesarea. A High Aqueduct from sources further ...

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