Places of Section 7

The Sea-coast

97. Azotus Paralus - (Ashdod, al-Minah)

We note a colonnaded street , a church to which steps lead from the shore, another ecclesiastical red-roofed building is seen on the north and a third one with a yellowesh triangular pediment, directly at the shore. The details are complecated by several clustered houses in between.

Azotos on the seashore, Azotos inland. (Hierocles, Synecdemos, 718:5-6)
Map Section 7 Ancient Sources Discussion

Photo: The towers of modern Ashdod peeping out behind the dunes and the ruins of the ancient town.

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