Ash·ke·lon or Ash·qe·lon (ăshkə-lŏn′, äshkĕ-lôn′)
An ancient city of southwest Palestine on the Mediterranean Sea. Inhabited as early as the third millennium BC, it was a seat of worship for the goddess Astarte.
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