Brill’s New Pauly

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Arabic casqalan, to the west of modern derech ha-nizachon, situated 16 km north of Gaza on the Mediterranean and on the via maris, was an important port and trade city connecting Egypt with Canaan/Syria and via Byblus with Mesopotamia. In the 2nd millennium A. was under Egyptian influence. In the 1st millennium A. belonged continuously to the Pentapolis of the Philistines (1 S…

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Köckert, Matthias (Berlin), “Ascalon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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