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Ashkelon: Ancient City of the Sea



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Finally Coming to Light
Photograph by Robert Clark


After more than 3,000 years the skeleton of a Canaanite is unearthed in grid 50. The first people believed to have used an alphabet, Canaanites made Ashkelon one of the largest and richest seaports in the Mediterranean during their reign, which ended when Philistines stormed in from the Aegean around 1175 B.C.



Camera: Canon EOS 1N
Film Type: Fujichrome Astia 100 ASA
Lens: 17-35mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: None
Time of Day: Inside a cave, low available light
Lighting Techniques: Two strobes were used to highlight the skeleton and the new area that the archaeologist was excavating.





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