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Ashkelon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1271 words)
It was an important Hellenistic seaport, the birthplace of Herod the Great who rebuilt and enriched the city and it continued to flourish in the Roman and Byzantine periods.
Although Fatimid forces were defeated at the Battle of Ascalon by the Crusaders in 1099, the city itself was not taken.
In 1150 it was fortified with fifty-three towers by its Egyptian Fatimid rulers, to defend it against marauding Crusaders, but to no avail, for it fell three years later, after a months-long siege, to Baldwin III of Jerusalem.
About Maurice Ascalon (2576 words)
Maurice Ascalon was born Moshe Klein in eastern Hungary in 1913.
Ascalon was commissioned to create this work by the noted Israeli architect, Arie El-Hanani, who designed the historically significant Pavilion which introduced the world to the concept of a modern Jewish state.
Ascalon Studios, located in the Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey, became (and still is today, under the direction of Maurice’s son, David Ascalon) a multifaceted art studio dedicated to the creation of monumental sculpture and art for the adornment of worship and public spaces.
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