Ashkelon or Ashqelon , also known as Ascalon (; Greek: Ἀσκάλων, Askálōn; Arabic: عَسْقَلَان, ʿAsqalān), is a coastal city in the Southern District of Israel on the Mediterranean coast, 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Tel Aviv, and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of the border with the Gaza Strip. The ancient seaport of Ashkelon dates back to the Neolithic Age.
Ashkelon Academic College is a public college in Ashkelon, Israel which is qualified to grant Bachelor's degrees from Bar-Ilan University.
The Ashkelon railway station is a railway station that is located in Ashkelon, Israel. It is the southern terminus of the Binyamina–Tel Aviv–Ashkelon and the Ra'anana-Rishon LeZion-Ashkelon suburban lines.
Ashkelon may refer to:
Ashkelon National Park is an Israeli national park along the shore of the Mediterranean sea southwest of the city of Ashkelon. The national park is situated in the heart of ancient Ashkelon.
Ashkelon Marina Breakwater Light is a lighthouse in Ashkelon, Israel. It is located at the end of the main breakwater of the Ashkelon Marina.
The Ashkelon–Beersheba railway is a railway line linking Ashkelon and Beersheba operated by Israel Railways. It spans approximately 60 km of double track in the northern Negev region of southern Israel and provides rail service to the cities of Sderot, Netivot and Ofakim.
In 1998, an Underwater Survey conducted off the coast of Israel by the Israeli Antiquities Authority , discovered the wreckage of a Hellenistic or Early Roman ship. The ship is believed to have sunk sometime in the 1st or 2nd century BC. The wreck itself is located approximately 100 m off the coast of Ashkelon, Israel at a depth of around 3–4 m in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Ashkelon dog cemetery is a burial ground in the city of Ashkelon in Israel where possibly thousands of dogs were interred in the fifth to third centuries BC. The majority of the dogs were puppies; all had similarities to the modern Canaan Dog, perhaps representing the ancestral population from which the modern breed is descended. It is the largest known cemetery of this kind in the ancient world.
The Ashkelon rocket attacks were a series of rocket attacks from Gaza initiated by the ISIL affiliate Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigade in 2015. After the first rocket attacks on June 2 and 7 by Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigade, they claimed responsibility for another attack on June 11 however Israeli intelligence asserts the June 11th attack was actually carried out by Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The Ashkelon's Football team activities page. Related with social media posts of Ashkelon's games and scheduled events. Match records planned for future dates as well as home and away matches. Plan a trip and experience the excitement of the match on the spot!