Ashkelon is a coastal city in the southern district of Israel, 15 km north of Gaza.
Ashkelon was settled since prehistoric times, and was a significant city in Philistine times, and again in Roman, Byzantine and Crusdars periods.
Besides the wealth of remains that can be seen at the site, there is also a nice exhibitions of finds from Ashkelon at the local Afridar center of the modern city.
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Points of Interest in the Area