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Near Ayelet HaShahar in Upper Galilee Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
 

Water System

 
 
Water System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
1. Water System Marker
Inscription.  English Text:

Constructed during the reign of King Ahab (the 9th century BCE), it was designed to supply the inhabitants of the city with water in times of siege. A vertical shaft was dug through the earlier occupation layers, at the bottom of which a sloping tunnel was hewn, reaching ground-water at a depth of approximately 40 meters.

English Text on Marker Timeline:

Canaanite Hazor (Greater Hazor) 1720-1100 BCE
Middle Canaanite Period IIb
Late Canaanite Period (to Destruction of Canaanite Hazor - 1250 BCE)
Occupational Gap 1250-1100 BCE

Israelite Hazor 1100-732 BCE
Israelite Period I (Period of the Settlement of the Tribes and Judges) 1100-950 BCE
Israelite Period IIa (Reign of Solomon) 950-850 BCE
Israelite Period IIb (Reign of Ahab to Destruction of the Kingdom of Israel) 850-732 BCE
 
Location. 33° 1.005′ N, 35° 34.038′ E. Marker is near Ayelet HaShahar, Northern District, in Upper Galilee Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Rosh Pina -
Water System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
2. Water System Marker
A close-up view of three of the photos that are displayed on the marker.
Metulla Road just east of Northern District Route 90, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the midst of the archaeological ruins at the Tel Hazor National Park. 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. Canaanite Temple (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Palace of the Canaanite Kings of Hazor (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named Canaanite Temple (about 120 meters away); Tel Hazor National Park (about 120 meters away); "Solomonic Gate" (about 120 meters away); Tel Hazor - The Largest Tel in Israel (about 150 meters away); Israelite Hazor (about 150 meters away); Chorazin in Christian Sources (approx. 11.7 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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Water System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
3. Water System Marker
View of the opening to the vertical shaft of the ancient water system.
Water System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
4. Water System Marker
A closer view of the opening to the vertical shaft of the ancient water system.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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