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Ashkelon: Ancient City of the Sea



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Learning by Layers
Photograph by Robert Clark


Excavators peer into the Philistine period at grid 38. About an acre in size (0.4 hectares), it is the largest of the four sections now being worked at Ashkelon. Philistines dominated the city from 1175 B.C. to 604 B.C. Enemies of the Israelites, Philistines were depicted in the Bible as brutish, but this excavation is revealing a sophisticated culture.



Camera: Canon EOS 1N
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50 ASA
Lens: 17-35mm f/2.8 zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Sunrise
Lighting Techniques: None





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