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Upper Galilee Regional Council Northern District Historical Markers

 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
"Solomonic Gate" Marker
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Ayelet HaShahar — "Solomonic Gate"
English Text: Dated to the 10th century BCE, this gate has six chambers and two towers. Similar gates have been uncovered at Megiddo and Gezer. A summary of King Solomon's activities indeed indicates that the king built Hazor, Megiddo . . . — Map (db m141365) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Ayelet HaShahar — Canaanite Temple
English Text: The southern temple was in use from the Middle Bronze Age until the Late Bronze Age (17th-14th centuries BCE). The temple was originally a prominent structure, with wide, well-constructed walls, and its three strata of . . . — Map (db m141372) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Ayelet HaShahar — Canaanite Temple
English Text: Canaanite Temple (c. 15th-14th centuries BCE) — Map (db m141422) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Ayelet HaShahar — Israelite Hazor
English Text: Israelite Hazor, from the 10th century BCE (the time of the United Monarchy), included only the upper city. The area of the Israelite city extended over some 35 dunams, and its inhabitants numbered between 1,000 and 1,500. . . . — Map (db m141415) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Ayelet HaShahar — Palace of the Canaanite Kings of Hazor
English Text: This palace, which served the kings of Hazor during the 14th-13th centuries BCE, is of a ceremonial nature (The administrative palace is to be sought elsewhere on the site). The plan, consisting of a courtyard and a throne . . . — Map (db m141407) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Ayelet HaShahar — Tel Hazor - The Largest Tel in Israel
English Text: The story of Hazor is represented by 21 layers of settlement. The history of Hazor can be divided into two chapters: Canaanite Hazor and Israelite Hazor. Canaanite Hazor You are now in the upper city and . . . — Map (db m141417) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Ayelet HaShahar — Tel Hazor National ParkWorld Heritage Site — The Biblical Tels - Hazor, Megiddo, Beer Sheba —
English Text: 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 . . . — Map (db m141414) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Ayelet HaShahar — Water System
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 . . . — Map (db m141421) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Dan — Entrance Gate
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 . . . — Map (db m141428) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Dan — The Abraham Gate
English Text: And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them as far as Dan. Genesis 14:14 Exterior entry . . . — Map (db m141448) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Dan — The Canaanite Gate"Gate of the Three Arches"
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. . . . — Map (db m141441) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Court of Nemesis
English Text: Nemesis was the goddess of vengeance and Roman imperial justice. Her long and narrow court was built in 178 CE in front of a great niche in which her statue was placed. A Greek inscription above the niche mentions the names . . . — Map (db m64781) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Court of Pan & the Nymphs
English Text: The stepped and paved courtyard on which you are standing was built in the mid-first century CE. An artificial cave was quarried in the cliff-face opposite the courtyard, and there the statue of Pan was placed. Pagan . . . — Map (db m64754) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Grotto of the God Panמערת האל פאן
English Text: The cave is the nucleus beside which the sacred sanctuary was built. In this "abode of the shepherd god," pagan cult began as early as the 3rd century BCE. The ritual sacrifices were cast into a natural abyss reaching the . . . — Map (db m64738) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Sanctuary of Pan
English Text: The conquests of Alexander the Great (3rd c. BCE) brought the Greeks to the East, and to Banyas. The Greeks were taken by the natural beauty of the site, touched particularly by the cave in which the springs welled. It is . . . — Map (db m64764) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Temple of Augustusמקד ש אוגוסטוס
English Text: Built in 19 BCE, during the reign of Herod the Great, in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The coin at the top of this text, shows the facade of the temple. In front of you is the western wall of the hall with . . . — Map (db m65177) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Temple of Pan and The Dancing Goats
English Text: This structure was built around 220 CE. Only parts of this temple survived. Among them are the north wall, part of a semicircular hall (apse), and a semicircular niche behind it. This same structure is depicted on the . . . — Map (db m141468) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Temple of Zeus
English Text: Built around 96 CE in the days of Emperor Trajan, for the city's 100th anniversary. A marble inscription found at the site implies that it was a temple for Pan and for Zeus of Heliopolis (the city of Ba'albek). Only the . . . — Map (db m64768) HM
Israel, Northern District (Upper Galilee Regional Council), Snir — The Tomb Temple of the Sacred Goats
English Text: This building was erected around 220 CE, in the days of Emperor Elagabalos. The bones of goats that took part in the rituals were buried in the rectangular niches in the main hall, together with offerings of pottery, glass . . . — Map (db m141458) HM

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