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Megiddo

Nazareth, Israel
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Nazareth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: This archaeological site of an ancient fortress town has revealed more than 20 layers of ruins, ranging in time from the Neolithic Period (7000 BC) to... more » Owner description: This archaeological site of an ancient fortress town has revealed more than 20 layers of ruins, ranging in time from the Neolithic Period (7000 BC) to the end of the Persian Period (332 BC). « less
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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You start in the museum where you'll see a video and then move through a few rooms with images and then a large model of what the city was like several thousand years ago. Then you walk up to the ruins which were quite interesting. The ruins are only in average condition but are interestingly nonetheless. You're able to walk... More

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london
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157 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have been travellng around Northern Israel for nearly 20 years but this is only my second time here. I do have a little sympathy with the reviewers who say this is just a pile of stones on a hill but if you come here you do need a little imagination to get some feel for how 20 or more... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I came to visit the site with few freinds July 1st and I saw hundreds of visitors loving the site for its history but all of them where coughing and blind by the powder dust. This is a shame that such famous site is so poor maintained.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Make sure you take some time to stop by Megiddo. It is a place of rich history and prophetic incidents of the future. The orientation video was helpful, the signage and maps helped with out self-guided tour and the views were beautiful

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This site combines extensive history with current events along with the prophetic future significance. It was hot and going down to the cistern was welcome.

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Auckland
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23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Awesome site, well preserved, and when my group was there no one else was! If you want to pick one archaeological/historical site, I would pick this of Masada. Getting an idea of what you're looking at is essential, be it in the the museum before walking around, by brochure, or by tour guide. There's a tunnel you can go into... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A little review of this sites history will help bring it alive. Sitting at the entrance of a critical pass on the Via Maris, it was the scene of repeated battles including Egyptian Pharaohs and Assyrian Kings as well as modern armies. The ruins are impressive and also provide a great view of Israel's largest Air Base.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The site has a small museum, okay guide pamphlet, and limited signage. While it is obviously a significant historical site, it is hard to grasp what you are looking at. The portion of the Tel where the University of Chicago dug through all the layers of civilization in a cut-away is interesting to see how the site has built up... More

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Harr Megedon ( Megiddo Mountain) know as “Armageddon” due to how many times this place has been razed to the ground which makes the multi level ruins have tremendous feeling of history. I remember running around it as a kid and to revisit it as an adult was even more strong. Worth the visit even just for the view as... More

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Colorado Springs, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Amazing to see 20+ levels of civilization over nearly 9000 yrs of history with the final battle to occur here in the future. The Tel sits in the beautiful Jazreel valley. The tunnel for water is a engineering marvel for people of that era to dig without modern technology. Visit is worth a couple hours to fully appreciate this history.

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