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Near Megiddo, Haifa District, Israel
From Megiddo to Armageddon
 
From Megiddo to Armageddon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
1. From Megiddo to Armageddon Marker
 
Inscription. The city of Megiddo played a prominent role in the history of the ancient Near East. Strategically located at the mouth of the Nahal Iron Pass, Megiddo controlled access to the road that linked Egypt with Mesopotamia and Anatolia - the most important trade and military route of that time. Megiddo is the only site in the Land of Israel mentioned in the records of all Near Eastern ancient powers and was one of the most fought-over cities in the region. The first fully-recorded battle in history, in which Pharaoh Thutmose III's army faced a coalition of Canaanite kings, took place here in 1479 B.C. Megiddo is also mentioned in many biblical narratives. Its king was one of the Canaanite rulers defeated by Joshua, it is listed among the cities built by King Solomon, and it was the site where two Judahite kings - Ahaziah and Josiah - met their deaths. For millions of Christians, Megiddo is the Armageddon of St. John's Revelation, where the forces of Good will defeat the forces of Evil in the Final Battle at the End of Days.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tel Megiddo marker series.
 
Location. 32° 35.182′ N, 35° 11.13′ E. Marker is near Megiddo, Haifa District. Marker can be reached from National Route 66 just north of National Route
 
From Megiddo to Armageddon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
2. From Megiddo to Armageddon Marker
Close-up view of the English text displayed on the marker.
 
65, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the Megiddo National Park. The park is located between the Megiddo and Yokne‘am junctions (road no. 66), about 2 km west of the Megiddo junction. The historical marker is situated just beyond the visitor center and parking lot, at the beginning of the footpath that takes visitors to the archaeological park at the top of Tel Megiddo.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tel Megiddo National Park (a few steps from this marker); The Northern Stables (within shouting distance of this marker); The Northern Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sacred Area (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); A Unique Continuity (about 120 meters away); The City-Gate (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named The City-Gate (about 120 meters away); Schumaker's Excavations (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Megiddo.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tel Megiddo. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 25, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
From Megiddo to Armageddon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
3. From Megiddo to Armageddon Marker
Close-up view of the map showing an overhead view of the archaeological park at Tel Megiddo.
 

2. Megiddo. This is a link to information provided by a web site entitled BiblePlaces.com (Submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. The Megiddo Expedition. This is a link to information provided by The Megiddo Expedition Website. (Submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Tell Megiddo. This is a link to information provided by the BibleWalks,com website. (Submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Pharaoh Thutmose III and the Battle of Megiddo. This is a link to information provided by About.com. (Submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC). This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

7. Thutmose III: The Battle of Megiddo. This is a link to information provided on a web site about Pharaonic Egypt, put together by a gentleman named André Dollinger. (Submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

8. Battle of Megiddo (609 BC). This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
From Megiddo to Armageddon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
4. From Megiddo to Armageddon Marker
View of the historical marker situated along the park trail that takes visitors to the right, along a pathway that leads to the top of Tel Megiddo (seen behind the marker).
 
 
From Megiddo to Armageddon Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
5. From Megiddo to Armageddon
View of visitors walking up the park trail from the featured historical marker to the top of Tel Megiddo.
 
 
From Megiddo to Armageddon Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
6. From Megiddo to Armageddon
View of some of the archaeological ruins uncovered on top of Tel Megiddo.
 
 
From Megiddo to Armageddon Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
7. From Megiddo to Armageddon
View, as seen from a moving tour bus traveling west on Route 65, of Tel Megiddo (hill on the right of the picture).
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 303 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
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