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Megiddo National Park

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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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Description: This archaeological site of an ancient fortress town has revealed more...
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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The scale model, signage and other "helps" have greatly improved the quality of the visit. My recollection from years ago was "a pile of rocks." It is now labeled and organized in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The scale model, signage and other "helps" have greatly improved the quality of the visit. My recollection from years ago was "a pile of rocks." It is now labeled and organized in a way that made it quite meaningful for me and my students.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We arrived at lunchtime and ate in their cafeteria. The food was pretty decent. I enjoyed exploring the Tell and seeing Solomon's Gate and stables. We excited through the water system (183 stairs down into the cistern, a walk through a tunnel, and then 80 stairs back up). This was very interesting, but not for the faint of heart of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

At the entrance we were welcomed by a very nice guard. The site gave a good impression about the history of the Tell Megiddo. Also the fact that historical figures from the bible (kings Salomon and Achab) impressed us. And don't forget the sight on the plains of Yizreel. And that in the light of the Armageddon gave us a... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Visitor's Center has a great scale model of the site and a movie that explains the history. The site has a wonderful Canaanite altar, a reconstructed Solomonic Gate, a water system that is fun to walk through. Well worth your time!

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Highly recommended for biblical and historical buffs who love slogging up dusty trails under the blazing sun (or exploring underground water tunnels) a la Indiana Jones. The "tel" (hilltop fort) overlooks the fertile Jezreel valley and has seen numerous battles involving ancient Egyptians up to invading British and Arabs (who routed the Ottomans in 1918).

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Site of Armageddon, it's nice to know where The End will happen. If, however, the world doesn't end while you're visiting, you get to walk around the ruins and get a nice view of the surrounding countryside. The actual archaeology/ruins, while significant, are limited compared to some other sites (no mosaics, ancient streets & columns, etc.). It's really more about... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is also called Armagedon. It is very calm and beautiful place. It deserves a visit. So nice.

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Don't miss this stop. Our group traveled to the area in February and we climbed on top of Tel Megiddo and read scripture and enjoyed the view. It was very cold and blustery but it didn't stop of from enjoying the ruins and the amazing water structure built. I can well believe that this is the future site of Armageddon!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is meant to be the site where Armageddon will occur. The ruins had been cared for and were in good condition. It was a natural hill compared to the surrounding low and flat area. Best way to get here is with a hire car. You can see horse stables, baths and more. There is a massive water gathering hole... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I stopped here because it was on my way towards Genesaret lake and I was curious of the site. I knew it was an important control point on the road between Egypt and Mesopotamia in antiquity so no wonder the site was destroyed and rebuilt 26 times. It does control the mountain pass and it gives an excellent view of... More 

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Address: 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
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Northern District  >  Galilee  >  Nazareth

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