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

The Jaffa Port

Old City of Jaffa

 

—The Gate to the Ancient World —

 
The Jaffa Port Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2019
1. The Jaffa Port Marker
Inscription.  The Jaffa port is one of the oldest ports in the world, in almost continuous operation for the past 4,000 years. The port takes advantage of calcareous sandstone (kurkar) reefs that create a natural breakwater and safe haven. Beginning in the mid-19th century the port was expanded and upgraded, but it still could not accommodate large steamships. These anchored at sea, with cargo and passengers ferried to land in small boats. The British Mandate saw construction of a concrete pier and breakwater along with large warehouses and cranes. During the 20th century the port gradually began to sink, after 1965 it was no longer used for cargo.
 
Location. 32° 3.251′ N, 34° 45.081′ E. Marker is in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, in Jaffa. Marker is on Kikar Kdumim just north of Shim'on Ha'bursekai Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kikar Kdumim 10, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The House of Simon the Tanner (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Lion Temple
The Jaffa Port Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
2. The Jaffa Port Marker
View of the marker on the side of the building that I believe houses the Ice Old Jaffa eatery.
(about 120 meters away); The Whale Sculpture (about 150 meters away); The Egyptian Governor's Residence (approx. 17.8 kilometers away in Central District); Tel Afeq - Antipatris (approx. 17.8 kilometers away in Central District); The Roman Cardo (approx. 17.8 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. Joppa (BiblePlaces.com). This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

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

4. 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.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
The Jaffa Port Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
3. The Jaffa Port Marker
A distant view of the marker on the side of the building that I believe houses the Ice Old Jaffa eatery. The actual view of the old port of Jaffa is seen from the balcony that runs along the backside of the adjacent patio.
The Current Jaffa Port image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
4. The Current Jaffa Port
View of the present day port of Jaffa.
The Ancient Jaffa Port image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
5. The Ancient Jaffa Port
View of the ruins of the ancient port Jaffa, seen just beyond the breakwater, in the midst of the white water and rocks.
The Port city of Jaffa image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
6. 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 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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