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Tel Arad National Park

| Road 80, Beersheba, Israel
+972 8-699-2444
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Tel Arad is one of Israel’s most important archaeological sites. A fortified Canaanite city and fortresses from the time of the kings of Judah have been unearthed at the site. The remains of a unique Judean temple and an extraordinary water plant from the times of the Judean kings were discovered in the fortresses. The national park offers campgrounds, a cafeteria and the opportunity to hold events there. A tour of Tel Arad takes between one to two hours.
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| Road 80, Beersheba, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The largest well preserved desert city from ancient times. Well worth going to. The best place to see a 'horned altar'. No shetler from the sun so take a hat.

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Tel Arad is one of the best archaeological parks in the Israel National Park System. It has a great history, with places clearly marked and described for understanding.

Thank sallatko
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here while walking the Israel National Trail for a look then stopped for the night. Outstanding ruins and well worth every step. Fab campgrounds with great facilities.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

The main area is an Iron-Age fort built by by the kings of Judea during 1st Temple times to protect travel routes and farmers in the area. Excavations are still going on and the reconstructed areas are continously being expanded.

1  Thank Moshe D
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

If you are a fan of ancient history, 4000 years ago you have to go there. You can experience two main periods of Israel history: the Canaanite and the Israelite. The Canaanite is dated to the Bronze period and the most exiting elements on the...More

1  Thank Judithneisse
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Interesting location of this Archeological site and remains of a fortified Canaanite city and fortresses from the time of the Kings of Judah. In the midst of the desert at a lifted site you can see a great view of green rops to the east...More

Thank Eyal T
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

This is a well maintained site of significant historic interest. We had a guide and the whole tour was fascinating. I'd recommend a guide.

Thank Adrian L
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

We spent about 2 hours here wandering around the ruins. There were signs in English, Hebrew and Arabic with lots of historical information. It was very impressive and well maintained.

Thank Judy L
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

About ten kilometers north of the new town of Arad on theeastern road.Abiblical town excavated by the archeologist Ruth Amiran from the Hebrew University,Great place famous for big number of clay letters in old Hebrew studied by computer dictionary with results of very high literacy...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

Nabatean ruins in the heart of the Negev. Beautifully intact walls, and if you have a discerning eye you may spot some carved stone features or painted pot sherds. A pretty epic place if you're into archaeology or history.

1  Thank nic_talks_travel
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