Megiddo National Park, Nazareth

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Take a tour of UNESCO-protected Megiddo National Park, an artificial hill formed by millennia of building and rebuilding in the same spot. The tell boasts 26 layers of ancient ruins, with the site dating back to 7000 BCE before being abandoned in the sixth century BCE. Besides being mentioned in a number of ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Roman writings, the mount is also the origin of the term “Armageddon,” as the apocalyptic battle is supposed to happen on this site, according to the Book of Revelations. Explore the historic complex and view an array of remains, some of them from the site's glory days during the Bronze Age. Make Megiddo National Park part of your personalized Nazareth itinerary using our Nazareth trip planner .
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  • Having heard about "Armageddon" since childhood, when I realized it was really a place in Israel, I really wanted to go. The introductory video was very interesting and gave us a solid background befo...  more »
  • This is an amazing historical place! You can actually see a gate from King Solomon’s time! The overlook of Armageddon is amazing!  more »
  • Armegedon does have a ring to with so when passing this side we had to stop. Even though the film and museum try to set the tone it is hard to imagine what it was like way back when. So, would only go...  more »
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  • This is an historic site that was a fort and had king Solomon stables. From the site one can watch the valley below. On the site one can see many ruins. The ruins are described by signs, including the famous stables. The highlight of the sight is a marvel of engineering achievement at the time. It is a very deep, long, tunnel that brought water from a hidden source outside the fort. Today it is possible to see it with the help of the stairs and walkway, complete with the lights that are provided.
  • Twenty-one layers of history, very good , clear English instructions and explanations showing directions when walking around the site. The underground cistern dug out of the bedrock and then the view over the valley where many battles had taken place over the years makes this site a must see when travelling around Israel.
  • Awesome archaeological site. Informative comprehensive museum with signs, relief maps, all easy to interpret in English Arabic and Hebrew. Signs in strategic places are very informative. Various display additions provide humerous photograph points. A magnificent site; I could just imagine commanders in history looking at that same view with very different feelings!! The solution they came up with for the water was ingenious and a work of engineering and sheer hard work! The restaurant provided an tasty excellent cafeteria standard lunch at a reasonable cost. Must do if in the area. A strategic site in all of Israel. Not for the faint hearted however, quite a bit of climbing and lots of stairs to view water system. Got a wheelchair? Forget the stairs and have a strong pusher!!!
  • Large National Park where an ancient city is excavated reported to be about 26 layers of ruins. Take your time walking through it takes some imagination when it comes to the Bronze Age – Mount of Megiddo is written in the Book of Revelations to have an important event in Israel’s future. A great place to learn and experience.
  • Very exciting archeology site. Finding from 7000 years ago. Highlight is the water system created by Ahab.

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