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Address: Gezer, Gezer 9978600, Israel
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Located halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on the western slopes of the...

Located halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on the western slopes of the Judean Hills, this archaeological site has unearthed important finds from ancient times including the two oldest Hebrew documents ever found, a row of ten monolithic stone steles from the Bronze age and a magnificent water cistern.

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Tel Gezer is a National Park with free entrance...so there is no one to ask questions of and no National Parks brochure and you drive to a parking lot via a dirt road. The park... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 21, 2017
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

Tel Gezer is a National Park with free entrance...so there is no one to ask questions of and no National Parks brochure and you drive to a parking lot via a dirt road. The park has a lot of history and there are a few signs along the way to give you some insight however to fully appreciate this site... More 

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I've been in the region for many years, and had never visited this archeological site. It is managed by the Israel Park Authority, but is free of charge, a welcome surprise around these parts! The path is well marked, and there are explanations of the site along the way. It is a nice place to spend an hour or two... More 

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

We felt like this was still a hidden treasure. Although easily accessible and well signed, the feeling of remoteness and the expansiveness of the view made us feel like true explorers. Naturally, the more you know about the early periods of Israelite entry into the land and contact/connection with local inhabitants, the richer the story becomes. We came at late... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

Tell Gezer is one of the most important archaeological site between Jerusalem and Jaffa. Inhabited on ancient trade routs since prehistoric era to biblical and classical times. Historical Archaeological Journey Free Entrance from Karmey Yosef moshav Discover Israel with Nico

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Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

This ancient city was built by ancient people and rebuild by Solomon king of Israel. In the mound, in various parts of the city, many findings were found, such as clay, tablets and bones, some inscriptions were found too, revealing the city as one of king Solomon's' cities.

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

This was one of our first stops on our Israel tour. Going with GTI guide Ronen and our Bible teacher, put every stop at the top! I don't see how you can truly learn about these ruins without a guide. We also walked over to the cistern nearby and our group went inside. Incredible to think about Joseph being thrown... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Israel has so much to see and discover. Every area has a story and each is more interesting than the next. Nearby is s like kibbutz that has had a lot of challenges and actually failed after attacking by Jordan. Good news is that it was restarted on the 70's and survives today. The nearby archeological site is very interesting... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015

This site is historically very interesting and the finds are of great importance. The view is also nice (when not too hot).

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was a member of a dig at Tel Gezer and from the internet can see that the work continues. The site must have been the inspiration for James Michener's The Source. I worked no more than twenty feet from a hole that descended probably fifty feet. Steps were carved into the side of the hole because this was the... More 

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Beit Hashmonai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

One of the most important archaeological sites with more then 5000 years of history and 17 layers of different civilization that had built here on this strategic point overlooking the coastal plains of Israel and. With the largest watch tower of its kind, a gate and city from king Salomon period, an impressive water system, one of the oldest Hebrew... More 

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