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Near Dan in Upper Galilee Regional Council, Northern District, Israel — West Asia (the Levant in the Middle East)
 

Entrance Gate

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

The entrance gate to Dan from the time of the Israelite Kingdom.

– Gate chamber
– Canopied structure for a king or a judge
– Paved, outer piazza for chariots

English Text on Marker Timeline:

• Canaanite Period (3,000 - 1200 BCE)
• Israelite Period (1200 - 586 BCE)
• Persian Period (586 - 332 BCE)
• Hellenistic Period (332 - 63 BCE)
• Roman Period (63 BCE - 324 CE)


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyForts and CastlesParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1200.
 
Location. 33° 14.829′ N, 35° 39.2′ E. Marker is near Dan, Northern District, in Upper Galilee Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Israel National Trail just north of Northern District Route 99, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the midst of the archaeological ruins at the Tel Dan Nature Reserve. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Entrance gate to Dan (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Tel Dan Nature Reserve (within shouting distance of this marker); The Abraham Gate (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Canaanite Gate (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Tel Dan Nature Reserve (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); What's in the reserve? (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Temple of Augustus (approx. 3.8 kilometers away); The Court of Pan & the Nymphs (approx. 3.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dan.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, 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, in particular the Tel Dan Stele.
 
Entrance Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
2. Entrance Gate Marker
Close-up view of an artist's rendering of the ancient gate structure.
Entrance Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
3. Entrance Gate Marker
View of the marker situated on the gate's outer paved piazza.
Entrance Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
4. Entrance Gate Marker
View of the city's gate entrance.
Entrance Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
5. Entrance Gate Marker
View of the "Canopied structure for a king or a judge" that is situated just inside of the gate.
Entrance Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
6. Entrance Gate Marker
Distant view of the gate entrance and the paved outer piazza, with the marker on it.
Entrance Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
7. Entrance Gate Marker
A more distant view of the gate entrance and the paved outer piazza, with the marker on it.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 223 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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