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. Megiddo National Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Nazareth Edition.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Megiddo, Armageddon, is a biblical site and an historic landmark. The beginning of the end happens here. For tourists, the view is beautiful and the history is fascinating. It is a little athletic but...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Not much shade, bring bottle water; where comfortable shoes; views are amazing. Wonderful site. Count on being there about an hour  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Moving - always back moving. Whether past, present, or future. A place of rest. Take the Bible and the book of revelation read previously and on-site.
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  • April 28, 2017
    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.
  • March 24, 2017
    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!!!
  • June 24, 2017
    Very exciting archeology site. Finding from 7000 years ago. Highlight is the water system created by Ahab.
  • February 26, 2017
    Very interesting place from the archeological point of view. Guided tours at 10 and 12, we liked a lot. Many english-speaking tourists.
  • November 24, 2016
    Just went for second time in past three months. This time brought my 67 yr old parents. It is a bit of a hike, but doable. Fascinating history. Everyone in my group loved it!

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