The Tell Es-Sakan was discovered by chance in 1998 following the construction of a building. What we know comes only from a rescue team Franco-Palestinian, carried out in 1999 and 2000.
The tell Es-Sakan is a Palestinian archaeological site in the Gaza Strip. It has an area of 5 ha. The archaeological sequence of the site, nine layers of nine meters, covers the period from ancient bronze 3300-2350 BCE. Two phases are distinguished: an Egyptian occupation on three levels and a Canaanite occupation for the remaining six levels. The city was surrounded by a fortification that was destroyed and rebuilt. The tell of the foundation layer belongs to the pre-dynastic Naqada III culture. The maximum power of the city is located towards 2650. It was abandoned around 2350, like many other cities of the Levant at that time. Evidence of global insecurity in the area around the time of Sargon of Akkad. Human occupation takes over on the tell Are Ajjul very close, 500 meters, from 2100 BC. Continuity of use of the same city name is possible.
Two Amarna letters evoke Endaruta, a Aksapa man, a follower of Pharaoh. In EA 366, a proximity to Akka appears : Endaruta, the man of Aksapa came with Surata, a man of Akka, to the help of Suwardata, Mayor of Qiltu. Translators have concluded that Aksappa was the Akshaph of the Bible. This last name is confirmed as being a port due to the discovery of stamps with this name in the Phoenician ports.
Phonetically and geographically Es-sakan and Es-Ajjul could be this city.
Here is a communication of Mr. Pierre Miroschedj on this search:
Communication of Mr. Pierre Miroschedj