Near Ayelet HaShahar in Upper Galilee Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
Tel Hazor National Park
World Heritage Site
— The Biblical Tels - Hazor, Megiddo, Beer Sheba —
The biblical tels of Hazor, Megiddo, 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.
Location. 33° 1.056′ N, 35° 34.092′ E. Marker is near Ayelet HaShahar, Northern District Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Solomonic Gate" (a few steps from this marker); Tel Hazor - The Largest Tel in Israel (a few steps from this marker); Canaanite Temple (a few steps from this marker); Israelite Hazor (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Canaanite Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Canaanite Kings of Hazor (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Water System (about 120 meters away); Chorazin in Christian Sources (approx. 11.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ayelet HaShahar.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Tel Hazor National Park, in midst of the ruins of the various layers of ancient cultures. It is my impression that these ancient ruins are very significant in both the historical and archaeological record of ancient Israel, because several of the artifacts and structural elements that were found in these particular ruins are now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Hazor is also part of the Biblical record, being referenced nineteen (19) times, in eight (8) different books of the Old Testament.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.