Tel Gezer

Tel Gezer

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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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Leon P
Jerusalem, Israel65 contributions
Great place for hikers and history lovers
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is an archeological site, that dates back to Biblical times. The landscape is amazing, offering a 360 degrees panorama of central Israel.
Written November 11, 2019
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Albert-Tours-Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel161 contributions
Where Bible meets History/Archaeology
Apr 2019 • Family
Tel Gezer has a long history that started over 4000 years ago. A tour of the "Tel" may be difficult to comprehend without the help of a serious guide book or a tour guide, because what you would see there are mostly some ruins of buildings and a few explanatory panels that don't do the full job. But, in short, there you can learn about the history of writing, of alphabet, of city-state ancient settlements, of their ways to resolve the water supply issue, of the pagan cults of the Canaanite, of the conquest by Pharaohs, of the dating of the Exodus, of Joshua's conquest of the lands of the Amorites, of the settlement of Israelite tribes and their necessary learning of agriculture, of Israelite techniques to fortify their ancient cities, of the revolt of the Maccabees against the Hellenistic rule, of the Jewish feast of Hanukkah, of the establishment of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, of the most astonishing defeat of Saladin by a 16-years old Christian king, and more. Tel Gezer offers it all, to lovers of History, of Bible, of Archaeology and of the bridging between them all !!!
Written April 13, 2019
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Hadleyr2014
Gezer, Israel84 contributions
Worthwhile few hours
Sep 2018 • Friends
Tel Gezer had about 22 ancient civilizations on top of each other topped off by the biblical city of King Solomon. Many times you will bump into university digs and can hear amazing stories from them. Worth a visit. In summer bring water or something to drink as gets very hot.
Written November 6, 2018
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Zvi_Geva
Beit Hashmonai59 contributions
An ancient city in the center of Israel
Feb 2018 • Couples
One of my favorite places. You can see testamonies of 5 of the 17 civilizations that lived here. Use a guide book or a private guide. The place is amazing and off the bitten track.
Written February 4, 2018
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mirigold
Tel Aviv District, Israel169 contributions
Historic site worth a visit
Nov 2017
Unlike Megiddo, Gezer has few signs to guide the visitor, so it is worth going to the Internet to learn about the site and get a map. It covers a large area, has views of the flat lands from the sea and the ascent to Jerusalem. It was clearly strategic, because one can imagine the dust kicked up by camels being seen miles away. Gezer has many layers of civilization, including the Canaanites, the Solomonic period, and the Maccabis. Kibbutz Gezer, below the Tel, is named after this historic site, and not after the carrot, also Gezer in Hebrew. Make sure to see the standing stones and the ongoing excavations of the Solomonic gate and surroundings. The Tel can be reached by foot from dirt roads just before the entrance to the kibbutz, or by car, either along the same route or by entering Karme Yosef from route 44.
Written November 4, 2017
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marty344
brooklyn338 contributions
inresting to visit
Mar 2017 • Couples
We what like and other Who like) Old archeology so for us is gezer it one place's we can miss out. Gezer. Was one of the oldest village. That is mention in biblical. So it's. A very intretsthing. Place to go it's even a most
Written May 1, 2017
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yaelshefler
Tel Aviv, Israel254 contributions
Lovely
Mar 2017 • Couples
Its a lovely area, many places to go around.
Up the Tel (Hill) you can see some archeological digs and historical sites.
Notice yourself- Not many shady places up there.
Written April 15, 2017
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Ann C
Nashville, TN2,339 contributions
Research before you visit
Feb 2017 • Couples
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 some research before hand is warranted.
Written February 21, 2017
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Aviva W
Beit Shemesh, Israel46 contributions
A hidden gem right under your nose!
Sep 2016 • Friends
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 at the end of the day. The sunset for the summit is beautiful, and the air is cool, even when down below, in the bedroom community right near it (Carmei Yosef), it's warm.
Written September 8, 2016
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DASBarcelona
Even Yehuda, Israel251 contributions
Shhhh....
Jun 2016 • Family
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 day, early evening in the summer and it was magical.
Written June 11, 2016
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