with these photos in my gallery, i'm trying to bring through photographs the story of the oldest port in the world:
The picturesque old city of Jaffa on the Mediterranean sea just south of Tel Aviv Tel Aviv, is an ancient one, claims to be hold oldest port in the world, mentioned several times in the bible and its history is spanning over 3000 years.
Jaffa was always a very desired city and had been conquered more than than 20 times in the history - by the Egyptians, Phoenicians, Babylonians, Philistines, Assyrians, Maccabeans, Seleucids, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Mongols, Mamluks, Ottomans, French and British.
his port of Jaffa had many known visitors through the history, such as King Richard the Lionheart on 1191, the emperor and leader Napoleon Bonaparte of France at 1799, and the British general Edmund Allenby who conquered Jaffa in November 1917.
The old city is today is as it was then, rising up from the sea like a fortress on a hill, facing and making its mark against the waves of the Mediterranean sea. Through the years Jaffa was renowned for its oranges but not anymore. The port is still functional as a small fishing port, and currently serves as a recreational zone featuring cool restaurants, cafes and art galleries.
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