Notes on the Geography of Israel: Cultural Intersections: Photo 4
Another way-station on the ancient path between Egypt and Mesopotamia, this is Antipatris, between the head of the Yarkon River and the hills of Samaria, or the northern West Bank. The city's name was bestowed by Herod, who built a city here on the ruins of an earlier settlement. Herod's city was destroyed by a 4th century earthquake, bit a Crusader fortress was rebuilt by the Ottomans in the 16th century: those are the ruins here.
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