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Near Megiddo, Haifa District, Israel
Tel Megiddo National Park
World Heritage Site

— The Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba —
 
Tel Megiddo National Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
1. Tel Megiddo National Park Marker
 
Inscription. The biblical tels of Megiddo, Hazor and Beer Sheba were inscribed in 2005 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as World Heritage Sites with outstanding universal value. They are fitting representatives of the 200 biblical tels in Israel, which were flourishing cities in the past.These cities were established alongside ancient commercial roads and near prosperous agricultural areas, and were ruled by a central government. They made their mark on the history of the land of Israel and the people of Israel. Archaeological finds uncovered in these tels attest to urban planning, including gates, walls, temples, palaces, storerooms, stables, and water systems. The finds also represent an encounter between the local culture and the cultures of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and the lands of the Aegean Sea. These cities existed during the Canaanite and Israelite periods, from the third to the first millennia BCE.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tel Megiddo marker series.
 
Location. 32° 35.187′ N, 35° 11.134′ E. Marker is near Megiddo, Haifa District. Marker can be reached from National Route 66 just north of National Route 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.
 
Tel Megiddo National Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
2. Tel Megiddo National Park Marker
Close-up view of the English text displayed on the historical marker.
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Megiddo to Armageddon (a few steps from this marker); The Northern Stables (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Northern Palace (about 90 meters away); The Sacred Area (about 120 meters away); 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 180 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 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

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.) 
 
Tel Megiddo National Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
3. Tel Megiddo National Park Marker
View of a tour group discussing the information provided by the historical marker, before taking to the park pathway, seen in the background, leading to the top of Tel Megiddo.
 

5. Megiddo National Park. This is a link to information provided by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. (Submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. Megiddo - The Solomonic Chariot City. This is a link to information provided by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Submitted on April 27, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

7. Story of a Tel (Tell, mound, heap). This is a link to information provided by BibleWalks.com. (Submitted on May 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Tel Megiddo National Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
4. Tel Megiddo National Park Marker
View of visitors walking up the pathway leading to the top of Tel Megiddo.
 
 
Tel Megiddo National Park Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
5. Tel Megiddo National Park
View of visitors touring the archaeological park on the top of Tel Megiddo.
 
 
Tel Megiddo National Park Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
6. Tel Megiddo National Park
A panoramic view, looking southeast from the top of Tel Megiddo, towards the surrounding landscape (click atop picture to obtain enlarged view).
 
 
Tel Megiddo National Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 9, 2013
7. Tel Megiddo National Park Marker
A panoramic view of a portion of the archaeological park atop Tel Megiddo (click atop picture to obtain enlarged view).
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 286 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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