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Sign: Jerusalem - Heritage Sites in Israel - Davidka Square

Jaffa St 72, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר ירושלים
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל הרשות לפיתוח ירושלים
סמל משרד ירושלים ומורשת

כיכר הדווידקה
אנדרטת מרגמת "הדווידקה", המוצבת במרכז הכיכר, על שם דוד ליבוביץ’ שפיתח אותה ושימשה את כוחות ה"הגנה" בירושלים בכיבוש קטמון, הר ציון ומחנה אלנבי. האנדרטה עוצבה בידי האדריכל אשר חירם בהשראת כובע הגרב שנהגו לחבוש לוחמי מלחמת העצמאות בשנת תש"ח.

ساحة الهاون دافيكا
نسب الهاون دافيدكا" إلى دافيد ليبوفيتش الذي اخترعه وخدم قوات الهاجانا في القدس خلال حرب ١٩٤٨ قام المهندس آشر حيرام بتصميم النصب التذكاري مستوحى بالقبعة الصوفية التي سُمّيت قبعة الجورب التي رتداها محاربو حرب الاستقلال ١٩٤٨.

Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The emblem of the city of Jerusalem
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Symbol of the Jerusalem Development Authority
Emblem of the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage

The DAVIDKA homemade Israeli mortar invented by David Lebovitz and used by the Hagana military forces in Jerusalem during the 1948 War of Independence. The memorial was designed by Asher Hiram to symbolize the wool sock-shaped hat common then among Israeli warriors.

[תמונה: כיכר הדווידקה לפני שעברה למקומה הנוכחי]
[Photo: Davidka Square before moving to its current location]
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The sign shape 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

The square was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image

The monument itself also appears on the website Click for sign's details. It seems that in the two years that have passed since then, the monument has been renovated, and the text written on it has been painted over. See the monument as it was photographed then Click for a larger image

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