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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  • It is an amazing archaeological site because archeologists have discovered that there are seventy-seven layers in Megiddo, each representing a time when the city was battled for, destroyed, and rebuil...  more »
  • This is great! Stand on the Hill and watch on a plateau where it will be Armageddon! Nicely done, tourism. You can bypass the ticket purchase. After the ticket office no one checks the purchased ticket.
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  • Authentic, historical site of Biblical Israel with traces of settlement from the 4 Millennium before Christ. You will find testimonials and ruins of various cultures and sophisticated kingdoms. Where many battles were fought, most recently in 1918 between the British and Ottoman empires.
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  • Interesting archeological site. More than 25 epoques. Since 7000 BC till the 4th century. AC. To be compared to Hazor, Tel Gezer, Zipori. The water plan is similar to Jerusalem, Iron age.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place and location just needs better cafe
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
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