A city conquered more than once by Egypt in it's unstable, intermittent control of Canaan and parts of the area occupied by the tribes of Israel, and later controlled by the Nation of Israel after they gained a king (Saul)

The Merneptah (1213-1203BC) Stele (also known as the Israel Stele or Victory Stele of Merneptah) is the reverse of a stele originally erected by the Ancient Egyptian king Amenhotep III, but later inscribed by Merneptah who ruled Egypt from 1213 to 1203 BC. The black granite stela primarily commemorates a victory in a campaign against the Labu and Meshwesh Libyans and their Sea People allies, but its final two lines refer to a prior military campaign in Canaan in which Merneptah states that he defeated Ashkelon, Gezer, Yanoam and Israel among others. The stela was discovered at Merneptah's mortuary temple at Thebes.

This is the earliest documented mention of Israel as a people (outside the Holy Bible) 1208 BC

The relevant text on the stele says:

Canaan is captive with all woe. Ashkelon is conquered, Gezer seized, Yanoam made nonexistent; Israel is wasted, bare of seed.

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