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Ashkelon, Southern District, Israel — West Asia (the Levant in the Middle East)
 

The Canaanite City Gate

 
 
The Canaanite City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
1. The Canaanite City Gate Marker
Inscription.  This is the most ancient arched gate in the world. It consists of an arched corridor with arched openings on both ends. The gate was constructed in approximately 1850 BCE as part of the city’s fortification system, and is built mostly of mud bricks with some calcareous limestone. It is 15 meters long, over 2 meters wide, and almost 4 meters high.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 40.054′ N, 34° 32.934′ E. Marker is in Ashkelon, Southern District. Marker can be reached from T. Ben Amar Street just south of Sderot David Ben Gurion, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in Ashkelon National Park, at the entrance of the Canaanite arched gateway. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tel Ashqelon - the Canaanite City (within shouting distance of this marker); The Canaanite Fortifications of Ashqelon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sanctuary of the Silver Calf
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Remains of the Muslim City (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Ashqelon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Day that Saved Israel (approx. 17.1 kilometers away).
 
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. Tel Ashkelon - BibleWalks.com. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Ashkelon (BiblePlaces.com). This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Ashkelon National Park - Wikipedia
The Canaanite City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
2. The Canaanite City Gate Marker
A close of view, of the illustration of the Canaanite city gate fortifications, that appears on this marker.
. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Ashkelon & Surroundings - Jewish Virtual Library. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
The Canaanite City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
3. The Canaanite City Gate Marker
View of the front entrance to the Canaanite city gate. The marker is just to the left of the gate, partially hidden by a cluster of three people.
The Canaanite City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
4. The Canaanite City Gate Marker
View of the marker, situated just to the left of the Canaanite gate, with members of our tour group passing into the Canaanite gateway entrance.
The Canaanite City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
5. The Canaanite City Gate Marker
View of members of our group going up and through the ancient Canaanite city gate.
The Canaanite City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
6. The Canaanite City Gate Marker
View of members of our group going further up and through the ancient Canaanite city gate.
The Canaanite City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
7. The Canaanite City Gate Marker
Looking down and back, from just inside of the Canaanite city, as more people enter through the gateway.
The Canaanite City Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
8. The Canaanite City Gate Marker
Members of our group after having passed through the Canaanite gate and entering the area of the ancient Canaanite city.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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