Tel Be'er Sheva - Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 31° 14.711 E 034° 50.465
36R E 675323 N 3458235
Quick Description: Tel Be'er Sheva is an archeological site in southern Israel believed to be the remains of the biblical town of Beersheba. It lies east of the modern city of Beersheba and west of the Bedouin town of Tel Sheva.
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 3/16/2013 9:59:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMGKDB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
From Wikipedia

"Beersheba is mentioned numerous times in the Tanakh, often as a means of describing the borders of the Land of Israel, extending from "Be'er Sheva to Dan" (see Judges 20:1-3, I Samuel 3:19-21). The name is derived from the Hebrew Be'er, meaning a well, and Sheva, meaning "to swear an oath."

Tel Be'er Sheva was excavated from 1969 to 1976 by the Tel Aviv University Institute of Archaeology, directed by Prof. Yohanan Aharoni, except for the last season which was led by Prof. Ze'ev Herzog. These excavations were directed towards uncovering the Iron Age Israelite city at the site. Excavations were renewed by Prof Herzog between 1993 and 1995 in order to complete the uncovering of the town's water system.

The site was renovated by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in 1990. In 2003, its water system was opened to the public as well. The excavated town is now part of the Tel Beersheva National Park." (visit link)
Type: Ruin

Fee: Yes

Hours:
April-September 8 A.M.-5 P.M. October-March 8 A.M- 4 P.M.


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