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Megiddo National Park

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Address: Megiddo, Nazareth 18230, Israel
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+972 4-659-0316
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This archaeological site of an ancient fortress town has revealed more than...

This archaeological site of an ancient fortress town has revealed more than 20 layers of ruins, ranging in time from the Neolithic Period (7000 BC) to the end of the Persian Period (332 BC).

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UNESCO monument, but very little information!

We was there because is a UNESCO site and was in road from Tel Aviv to Nazareth. If you visit without information and a guide, this will be boring. I recommend to buy Orange... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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adams, NE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Megido National Park as part of a tour of Israel. The ruins here are not much to see. There is an underground walkway that is interesting. The view from up top is amazing.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an archeologic site and there is not much (readible) information. It was boring for us and the kids. Only the watersystem was nice to see for us. Ofcourse there is a lot of history from way back till WO1.

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We was there because is a UNESCO site and was in road from Tel Aviv to Nazareth. If you visit without information and a guide, this will be boring. I recommend to buy Orange Ticket, if you want to visit more National Parks in Israel. The history of the site is very interesting and it`s worth it with a guide.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very hot and borring. Would not recomend, for sure not with small children. Maybe in less hot weather will be nicer

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

absolutely incredible to me that so much history is stacked in one little mound (or Tel ) Wish we had more time here, but they do close quite early in the Winter. Definitely have a guide to show you around as you will otherwise miss out on lots of interesting info.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Megiddo is one of King Salomon's chariot cities and also the location of the last battle between good and evil according to the revelation of the Johannes in the new testament. It is a very interesting historical site, you have a few good guides there to explain you details of this ancient stronghold.

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

During the biblical period Megiddo was one of the most important cities in Israel. Its location allowed to control the valley of Iron, Jezreel and the way to the sea as an international route that linked Egypt and Mesopotamia. Many impressive archeological remains were found during extensive excavations during the last century, that shows the city's eminence during the Bronze... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is one of King Solomon's chariot cities. The stone manger is similar to what Jesus may have been laid in after his birth. There is remains of many horse stables. A bamah is present, a place for human sacrifice. The tel is 26 layers. A water system is available to walk through. This is also the presumed place of... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Must see place . So many thing did happen around here . Beautiful view and an amazing underground water system . What a way to protect your people .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This national Park is good for an hour of sightseeing. It’s about 1:20 from Tel Aviv on the way to Tiberias. The most interesting aspect is the water tunnel, which was dug with primitive tools to provide a secure water supply for the fortified city. You can walk through it.

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