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Megiddo National Park

| Located between the Megiddo and Yokne‘am junctions (road no. 66), about 2 km west of the Megiddo junction, Nazareth, Israel
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Nazareth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: This archaeological site of an ancient fortress town has revealed more than 20 layers of ruins...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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).
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

THE GREAT - An important historical site to visit for reasons explained on other posts. The movie, the ruins, the tunnel, the gift shop gives this National Park a nice balance. THE BAD - Easy to access by car or tour, hard to get to by public transportation. You will have to pay an entree fee (if not included on... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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48 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was a really cool stop on our tour. The ruins were great to see and you got a great view of the surrounding area. There were metal sculptures of horses and a chariot where you could get some really great photos of and on. But the highlight of the trip was the tunnel. There is a wheelchair lift to... More 

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is of course an important historical site and it has religious importance and significance to foreign visitors. It is nicely preserved and intersting to visit. The walk through the water tunnel is especially unique. One piece of advice- best to do this with a tour guide.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Megiddo has approximately 26 levels of occupation in which the place was destroyed and the next group built on top of the ruins, thereby building it up and up and you can actually see the layers of history in the places that have been deeply excavated. Be sure to watch the movie, visit all the grounds, and then head underground... More 

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Valley Center
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Megiddo is a very interesting historical site. It was nice to be able to see the actual place that Armageddon is located. The ruins are on a smaller scale but interesting. We had lunch in their cafeteria below the ruins and this is where they showed a short film on the history of Megiddo.

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The greek name for Megiddo is Armageddon... Megiddo is well known for its ancient history. The Tel Megiddo National Park is one of Israel's most important antiquities sites. The national park contains many vestiges of the biblical period, including gates, walls, shrines, palaces, residences and an interesting and sophisticated water system. The biblical tel of Megiddo is inscribed in 2005... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I first visited this site in 1999 while working on the Kfar Har Horesh archaeological site in nearby Nazareth. I took a lecturer colleague with me who has been telling his students how he survived a vist to Armageddon. The site itself is extremely interesting in part because of its age and also because of its geographical position in the... More 

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Sydney
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The history that goes with these ruins; the ownership; the trading; the number of times it was destroyed and then rebuilt? To understand the historical importance of this town/fortress in a different era; to stand and appreciate the trading routes which merged here; one can only find it amazing and an absolute must see if in Israel. There is food... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Tel Megiddo is beautiful, accessible and well worth visiting. To understand the importance of Megiddo one needs to understand the ancient economic trade routes and the role Megiddo played. This was one of several passes through the Carmel Ridge which allowed access between Egypt and Assyria... and so it is one of the most fought over pieces of land on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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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