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Tel Aviv-Yafo in Jaffa, Tel Aviv District, Israel
 

The Lion Temple

Old City of Jaffa

 

—The Gate to the Ancient World —

 
The Lion Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2019
1. The Lion Temple Marker
Inscription.  The temple got its name from a lioness' skull that was found within it, which was apparently used in a ritual performed here at the time of the Canaanites, and from an altar that served in the worship of the Canaanite goddess Ashtoreth, who is depicted astride a lion. Part of a statue of Aphrodite, the Hellenistic version of Ashtoreth, was also found here. Hundreds of years later, pilgrims associated the site with the worship of Andromeda, daughter of the king of Jaffa. These finds provide clues concerning the history of Jaffa's ancient mythology.
 
Location. 32° 3.227′ N, 34° 45.163′ E. Marker is in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, in Jaffa. Marker can be reached from Segev Street just north of Louis Pasteur Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located east of Segev Street, in Abrasha Park, just west of the Ramses Gate. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Whale Sculpture (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Jaffa Port (about 120 meters away); The House of Simon the Tanner
The Lion Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
2. The Lion Temple Marker
View of the marker with the temple excavation site in the background.
(about 180 meters away); The Egyptian Governor's Residence (approx. 17.7 kilometers away in Central District); Tel Afeq - Antipatris (approx. 17.7 kilometers away in Central District); The Roman Cardo (approx. 17.7 kilometers away in Central District).
 
More about this marker. In 2019, because I traveled to Israel as part of a tour group, taking pictures of historical markers and recording location information for each marker that I photographed was a difficult assignment. Then too, having two bad knees and walking with a cane made keeping up with my tour group, much less recording location information as well, even more difficult. So I am using my Google Map skills, from at home, to provide the needed location information and map coordinates. Anyone that visits these markers is welcomed, and encouraged, to improve on the provided information.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jaffa - Bible Walks. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Jaffa - Wikipedia. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Jaffa - Jewish Virtual Library. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The Lion Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 2, 2019
3. The Lion Temple Marker
View of the marker with the portion of temple excavation site that is in the right background.
The Lion Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
4. The Lion Temple Marker
View of the marker with the portion of temple excavation site that is in the left background.
The Port city of Jaffa image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
5. The Port city of Jaffa
This marker is located in the old port city of (Biblical) Jaffa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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