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Megiddo National Park

Address: | Located between the Megiddo and Yokne‘am junctions (road no. 66), about 2 km west of the Megiddo junction, Nazareth, Israel
Phone Number: 4-659-0316
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Nazareth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Megiddo was a Bronze Age city in the time of Moses, and later an Iron Age city in the time of Kings David & Solomon. This city controlled the "Mare Via" or, the way to the sea, and was a strategic location. A large tunnel was hewn through the rocks to gain a passage way to a natural spring that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

So much history in one site! Remnants from 6000 years ago through to Biblical times and beyond. It was amazing to walk through the stone gates knowing they have been there for 3,500 years! The site is very well sign-posted bad informative. You are able to self guide and walk through. The kids most enjoyed the underground water tunnels (now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

This place awas awesome but creepy. It is a must see for Revelation fans of the NT. The tel has a great advantage point as you can see so any enemy coming from the distance. There are still ancient alters where human sacrifices were made which was creepy. I was expecting to get raptured or to fight the anti christ... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Must have a look, The site is very unique in the plain where you can imagin thousands of tanks fire on each other. Buy tickets first before entering the TV room, not the entrance of the park, otherwise the staff will blame you as if you are a ticket evader!

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Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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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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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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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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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