The Egyptian Gate of Ramases II at Jaffa
At Jaffa, archaeologists discovered an Egyptian fortress and a monumental gate from the time of Ramases II. Egyptian records recorded in great detail the taking of Jaffa (pronounced in Egyptian as Yapu) from the Canaanites in approximately 1440 BCE by Thutmose III. Thutmose III had cunningly sent his commander named Djehuty to Jaffa’s Canaanite governor with baskets of offerings. After a drunken celebration, mercenaries come out of the baskets and kill the Canaanites, taking the city once and for all.