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Sign: Old Jaffa - The Coastal Cannons


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Tayelet Mifraz Shlomo St 30, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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סמל העיר תל אביב
יפו העתיקה
החברה לפיתוח יפו העתיקה בע"מ

תותחי חוף
תותחי חוף יצוקים ברזל שנמצאו בחפירות בנמל יפו. התותחים הובאו על ידי השלטון העות’מאני בראשית המאה ה-18 לחיזוק מעמדה של יפו ולהגנה מפני פשיטות של בדואים מהיבשה ופיראטים מהים.
התותחים הוצבו על גבי חומות העיר המבוצרת על להתמוטטות החומות במחצית השניה של המאה ה-19.

مدافع الشاطئ
ا عثر على مدافع الشاطئ الحديدية , في تنقيبات ميناء يافا . جلبت المدافع على يد الحكم العثماني في بداية القرن الـ 18 الحماية المدينة من غزو البدو من اليابسة والقراصنة من البحر ولتقوية مكانة يافار ووضعت على اسوار المدينة الحصينة حتى سقوط الأسوار في النصف الثاني من القرن ال - 19 .

The Coastal Cannons
These cast-iron cannons were found during excavations at the Jaffa Port.
The cannons were imported by the Ottoman government in the early 18th century to protect Jaffa from Bedouin raids by land and pirates by sea, and to enhance Jaffa’s stature.
They stood on the city walls until those walls collapsed in the second half of the 19th century.
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