The sign is rectangular but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
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Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Coastal Plain Exploration Fund icon
The emblem of the Ministry of Culture and Sport
Ashkelon city emblem Ibrahim Pasha’s well
In 1832, Ibrahim Pasha, who was governor of the country, sought to establish a new city and called it "Escalan Aljida" - "the new Ashkelon." However, the circumstances forced him to abandon the land and he could not complete the process of establishing the city he planned.
French researcher Victor Gren, who toured the area some twenty years later, described the remains found in these words: "A wonderful, wide and deep well, built of well-designed ashlar stones, and topped with a handsome covered-roof gazebo and open to the four breezes of the sky ...". The east wing of the site is a relic of that historic well.
After the establishment of the state, the Amitzor orchard was planted here (the initials of the partners: Amram Ben-Zvi, Moshe (Musa) Shimoni, Yossek Zvi and their wives). The well was used to irrigate the orchard and provided water to the municipal network until the 1880s.