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

The Canaanite Gate

"Gate of the Three Arches"

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

This gate which was approached on a stepped path, is built of three arches. The arches, the piers supporting them, and the towers flanking the gate are constructed of sun-baked bricks and were covered with white plaster. The gate has survived to its full height of seven meters. Today it is possible to see only the outer arch.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyForts and CastlesParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 14.872′ N, 35° 39.301′ 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. The Abraham Gate (here, next to this marker); Tel Dan Nature Reserve (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Entrance Gate
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(about 180 meters away); Entrance gate to Dan (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Tel Dan Nature Reserve (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); What's in the reserve? (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Temple of Augustus (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); The Court of Pan & the Nymphs (approx. 3.7 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.
 
The Canaanite Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
2. The Canaanite Gate Marker
Close-up view of an artist's rendering of the ancient Canaanite Gate structure.
The Canaanite Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
3. The Canaanite Gate Marker
Distant view of the marker.
The Canaanite Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
4. The Canaanite Gate Marker
View of the marker in the foreground with a view of the Canaanite gate in the background.
The Canaanite Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
5. The Canaanite Gate Marker
View of the Canaanite Gate which is the subject of this marker.
 
 
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 207 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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