About the Garden that is the core of JaffaRamses II's Gate Garden, the ruins in front of you, are the oldest ruins in Jaffa. They are located in an archeological dig that was excavated in the 1950's, and many findings throughout history were discovered.
In the archeological dig there are ruins of residents from more than 4,000 years ago. These are remains of a moat, a wall surrounded the hill from the 18th century BC, during the second Bronze Age. The buildings were originally built of soil blocks that were founded on the foundation of fieldstones.
These remains, like others around the region of Canaan, that Jaffa, already in the day, was under occupation and ruling from Egypt.
Digs on the southern side of the hill are archeological digs of remains from an Egyptian city during a later period, more than 3,500 years ago. From this settlement the city of Jaffa was built, and eventually reached the Jaffa we see today.
"Ramses Gate" that you see in front of you, was recreated and built above the stone wall. It exemplified how the gate used to look on the Egyptian fortress that used to be here, more or less more than 3,300 years ago.