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Sign: Ashdod - The Ashdod-Yam Fortress - The Wells

Sderot Moshe Dayan, Ashdod, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל העיר אשדוד
סמל מיתוג העיר אשדוד
סמל רשות העתיקות

בשטח המצודה נחפרו שתי בארות בכדי לספק מים לחיילים ולסוסים.
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The emblem of the city of Ashdod
Branding symbol of the city of Ashdod
Symbol of the Israel Antiquities Authority

The Wells
The Ashdod Yam Fortress (also called Qal’at et-Mina) was built by Two wells were dug in the area of the fortress to provide water for soldiers and their horses. The Southern well was surrounded by a raised platform accessed by four stairs. The northern well was built at courtyard level. The wells were replenished by means of gutters and drainpipes that collected rainwater from the fortress’s roofs.

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