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Tel Megiddo - Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck
N 32° 35.123 E 035° 11.079
36S E 705051 N 3607429
Quick Description: The Biblical Tel-Megiddo has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 5/14/2017 5:48:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMVPEY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
Tels (prehistoric settlement mounds), are characteristic of the flatter lands of the eastern Mediterranean, particularly Lebanon, Syria, Israel and eastern Turkey. Of more than 200 tels in Israel, Megiddo, Hazor and Beer Sheba are representative of those that contain substantial remains of cities with biblical connections. The three tels also present some of the best examples in the Levant of elaborate Iron Age, underground water-collecting systems, created to serve dense urban communities. Their traces of construction over the millennia reflect the existence of centralized authority, prosperous agricultural activity and the control of important trade routes.

Source: UNESCO (visit link)
Type: Site

Reference number: 1108

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