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Port of Haifa (Israel)

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Last modified: 2008-10-11 by dov gutterman
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[Haifa Port (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman, 4 September 2008



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Haifa port changed its flag into a logo on white background as seen at my photo.
The logo on the official website at <www.haifaport.org.il> show darker shades then the actual flag.
Dov Gutterman, 4 September 2008


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[Haifa Port (Israel)]
Note: the inscription is in Hebrew not English
image by Santiago Dotor

Haifa Port flag is blue with a white logo, which can be seen at the Haifa Port website.
Dov Gutterman
, 4 November 2000

The inscription [on the flag's logo] is in Hebrew.
Dov Gutterman
, 31 May 2001


Dagon Grain Silos

Dagon Grain Silos is the grain terminal of Israel. It is situated in downtown Haifa next to the port and Haifa and Haifa-Central railway station. The terminal was opened in 1955 under private ownership and since 2003 belongs to the Port Authority making it a governmental entity. The prominent building of Dagon is a known land mark of Haifa and include a archeological museum with ancient grain storage exhibits.
The name "Dagon" is taken from the name of a Canaanite idol (god of the grain). There is a theory that the name is derived from the word "Dag" (=fish) znd not of "Dagan" (=grain). However, according to ancient texts it was the Canaanite's "god of the grain and agriculture". See also wikipedia.  
The flag of Dagon is blue and charged with its logo in gold. I don't have a decent logo, so here are only photos of the flag and logo.
Dov Gutterman, 5 September 2008

I definitely remember that his image for the Philistines was that of half man and half fish, however, if I have this correctly he was the god of grain/agriculture for the early Amorites.
Christopher Southworth, 6 September 2008


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