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Jan 13, 2017

Khirbet el-Qutt

 Ruins of a fortified village situated near the Lebonah ascent. Identified as Kfar Lakitia - one of the Roman garrisons at the end of the Bar- Kokhba revolt.

 

 

   Judges 21:19: "...on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah".

 

 

Dec 17, 2016

Tibneh

   Kh. Tibneh, in the hill country of Ephraim, is identified as Timnath- Serah or Timnath-Heres - the burial-place of Joshua according to the Bible.

 

 

 Joshua 24: 30: "And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah...".

 

 

 

Dec 12, 2016

Beit El - Jacob's dream

   A sacred site in Beit El is suggested as the place of Jacob's dream.

Genesis 28:12: "And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven...".

 

 

 

Nov 26, 2016

Arumah

   The Biblical city of Arumah is situated on a steep hill southeast of Itamar. On its foothills are huge cisterns and ruins of Hasmonean fortifications.

 

Judges 9: 41: "And Abimelech dwelt at Arumah..."

 

 

 

Oct 2, 2016

Allon Road

 

Sites along the Allon Road, that crosses the eastern side of Samaria from North to South.

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 12, 2016

 

Kh. Marjameh

  

   Ruins of a Canaanite and Israelite major city located on a hill near Samiya spring.

 

  

 

 

 

Aug 25, 2016

Kh. Samiya

 

   A Roman/Byzantine and Ottoman period village, located near a spring on the foothills of Mt. Baal-Hazor.  A unique Middle Bronze cemetery is located on its west side.

 

   

 

 

 

July 23, 2016

 

 

Kh. Jibeit (Horvat Giv'it)

 

  Ruins of a multi period village, from the Early Bronze to the Ottoman period, on the side of Allon road in Samaria.

   

 

 

 

July 9, 2016

Maresha (2)

 

  Additional places near Tel Maresha - Sidonian burial caves,  ruins of St. Anna church, Roman milestone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 14, 2016

Tel Maresha

   Ancient Iron Age and Hellenistic period city, with an amazing underground lower city. A UNESCO World heritage site.

 

 

 

May 27, 2016

Saul's Shoulder

 

   Observation point on Mt. Saul, overlooking the Jezreel valley and Mt. Gilboa. Named after King Saul and his sons who died here fighting the Philistines.

 

 

(2 Samuel 1:21): "Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you".

 

 

 

May 15, 2016

Hunin Fortress

 

  Ruins of a Crusaders frontier fortress, later fortified in the Ottoman period,  in the Upper Galilee.

 

 

 

 

May 6, 2016

 

Ateret Fortress

 

  Ruins of a Crusaders fortress, near a key river crossing over the Upper Jordan river.

 

 

 

 

Apr 23, 2016

Moa

 

  Impressive and well preserved Nabatean site, a station along the Incense route.

 

 

 

 

Apr 9, 2016

Har  Yeruham

 

   Prehistoric sites, including a settlement, tombs and temple, dated to the Middle Bronze 1  period.

 

 

 

 

Mar 28, 2016

Ashdod (Overview)

 

       This page is an overview of the ancient sites of Ashdod, with direction to its major ancient sites. 

 

 

 (1 Samuel 5:1): "the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod".

 

 

 

Mar 24, 2016

Gath (Tel Zafit, Tell es-Safi)

   Tel Zafit (Tell es-Safi) is one of the largest Biblical sites in Israel. Settlement  started in the Early Bronze Age, and was occupied with some interruptions for 5,000 years until modern times. It is widely accepted by scholars as the Philistine city of Gath - the hometown of Goliath.

 

 

1 Samuel 5:8: "Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath".

 

 

Feb 6, 2016

Tel 'Erani

 

   Ruins of a large multi-period Canaanite city near Kiryat Gat, first fortified in the Early Bronze I period.

 

 

 

 

Jan 14, 2016

Zefat Fortress

 

    Ruins of a huge fortress dated to the Crusaders and Mamluke periods, on a high hill above the city of  Zefat.

 

 

 

Matthew 5: 14: "A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.".

 

 

Jan 2, 2016

 

 

 Mashabei Sadeh

 

   Remarkably preserved village in the Negev Highland area, dated to the Intermediate Bronze period.

 

 

 

 

Dec 12, 2015

 Makhtesh Ramon (Overview)

 

   Overview and sites in Makhtesh Ramon, a geological crater in the center of the Negev highlands.

 

 

 

 

Dec 5, 2015

Gamal Hill (Mount Camel)

 

   A small hill is located  near the northern rim of Makhtesh Ramon, offering great views of the Makhtesh. Remains of a Bronze Age village are located on its northern foothills.

 

 

 

 

Nov 30, 2015

Hemet (Nitzana) Cistern

  An ancient cistern in the Negev Highland area, located south of Mt. Hemet.

 

 

 

 

Nov 25, 2015

 Loz Cisterns

An archaeological site in Negev Highland area, with 17 water cisterns.

 

2 Chronicles 26 9-10: Uzziah built ...  towers in the desert, and digged many wells...".

 

 

 

Nov 15, 2015

 

 

Yehi'am Crusader fortress

 

   Ruins of a Crusader hilltop fortress in the Upper Western Galilee near Kibbutz of Yehi'am.

 

 

 

 

Oct 31, 2015

Tel Hadid

 

   Ruins of a multi-period Biblical city located on hill above the highway #6 tunnel.

Ezra 2:1,33: "...came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city; ... The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono...".

 

 

 

 

Oct 23, 2015

Tell Beit Mirsim

   

Ruins of a large Canaanite and Israelite city in the southern low hills of Judah.

 

 

 

 

Oct 19, 2015

Tel 'Eton

 

    Remains of a large Biblical city located in the Judean low hills region west of Hebron,  identified as city of Eglon.

 

 

(Joshua 10 5): "Therefore the five kings of the Amorites...  king of Eglon, gathered themselves ... and made war against it".

 

 

 

Oct 12, 2015

Qula Crusader Fortress

 

     Ruins of a Crusader fortress and Arab village, located in a National forest.

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 9, 2015

Mazor Mausoleum

 

   A grand Mausoleum dated to the Hellenistic and Roman periods, is one of the oldest standing structures in Israel.

 

 

 

 

Oct 4, 2015

Tell Ubeidiya (Ovadiah)

    A walled Biblical city on a mound near the Jordan River. Nearby, a major prehistoric site with earliest remains of Early man outside Africa.

 

Joshua 19:22: "And the coast reacheth to ... Bethshemesh; and the outgoings of their border were at Jordan..."

 

 

 

 

Oct 2, 2015

Belvoir

 

    Ruins of an impressive Crusaders fortress located on a high cliff above above the northern Jordan valley.

 

 

 

Sep 12, 2015

Hasmonean/Roman Jericho

 

  Ruins of Hasmonean and Herodian palaces built in the second temple period, in the southwest area NT of Jericho.

 

(Josephus Flavius Wars 4, 8: 2): "There are in it many sorts of palm trees... pronounce this place to be divine...".

 

 

 

 

Aug 29, 2015

St. George Koziba, Wadi Qelt

 

   An ancient cliff hanging Byzantine monastery in the valley of Wadi Qelt, near Jericho.

 

 

   1 Kings 19:9: "And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?".

 

 

 

July 21, 2015

Kesalon (Chesalon)

 

    Ruins of a Biblical city on a high hill in western Judea.

 

 Joshua 15:10:  "And the border ... passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side...".

 

 

July 9, 2015

 

 (major update)

Khirbet Rosh-Zayit

 

   Ruins of an Iron age  site, in the hills above the plain of Cabul. An 11th-8th C BC Phoenician fortress, regional administrative center, military post and agriculture village. The site  may be identified with the Biblical Cabul from the times of King Solomon.

 

Rosh Zayit: view of the citadel

 

1 Kings 9:11,13: "King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee...And they were called the land of Cabul, unto this day".

 

 

 

July 3, 2015

 

(Major update)

Tel Yokneam

 

   Tel Yokneam stands in the entrance of a mountain pass through Mount Carmel, and was an important city in Biblical times and later periods.

  Joshua 12, 22: "the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one".

 

 

 

June 25, 2015

 

 

  Sisters of Nazareth - Underground excavations

 

  Archaeological findings were discovered under the convent, including 1st Century house, tombs, water pits and a Church.

 

 

 

 

 June 6, 2015

Tel Gezer

 

   A major fortified Canaanite and Israelite fortified city, one of the famous Biblical cities.

 

 

1 Kings  9-15: "King Solomon raised... the wall of  Gezer."

 

 

 

May 28,2015

Tel Issachar

 

    At Tel Issachar are ruins of an ancient Canaanite and Israelite city, located on a mound on the north bank of Issachar brook.

 

 

 

May 23,2015

 Ramla - Overview

 

   The city was founded in the 8th Century as a new administration center. It is the only city in Israel that was established by the Muslim rulers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 May 21,2015

Lod (Lydda) - Overview

 

    Lod (Lydda) is a historic city, starting from a Canaanite city situated along two major roads in the heart of the Country. The birth and burial place of the famous St. George, an early Christian Martyr who inspired the Crusaders and Christian World.

 

 

 

 

Apr 10, 2015

Russian Convent, Ein Kerem

  A 19th Century Russian convent, on the south side of Ein Kerem.

 

 

 

Mar 30, 2015

 

(major overhaul)

 

 

 

Visitation church,    Ein Karem

    A Franciscan church in Ein Karem, on the west side of Jerusalem,   named after Mary's visit to the summer house of the parents of John the Baptist .

 

Ein Karem - church of visitation

   

Luke 1:39: "And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda"

  

 

 

Mar 28, 2015

Convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Zion

    A walled 19th Century monastery  built on the west hill of Ein Karem.

 

  

 

 

Feb 28, 2015

Khan el-Azam, Ramla

 

   Ruins of a 13th Century Mamluke Khan in Ramla. 

 

 

 

 Feb 21, 2015

 

Armenian Monastery (Ramla)

 

     The 19th Century Armenian monastery of St. George is located in the old city of Ramla.

 

 

 

 

 

  Feb 13, 2015

 

Deir Qal'a

 

   Ruins of Roman fortress and Byzantine monastery in Western Samaria. 

   

 

 

 

Feb 10, 2015

 

 

 

Tel Tanninim

 

  Tel Tanninim ("Crocodiles mound") is the ruins of  the city of Crocodilopolis.

 

 

 

 

 Feb 6, 2015

Arches Pool (Ramla)

   

   An 8th Century underground water reservoir in Ramla, and an aqueduct from Tel Gezer that supplied its waters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 31, 2015

Khan el-Hilu, Lod (Lydda)

 

    An impressive 19th Century Khan (inn) in the old city of Lod.

 

 

 

 

Jan 27, 2015

St. George, Lod (Lydda)

 

   A Greek Orthodox church with remains of the most important Christian soldier-saint.

 

 

 

 

Jan 15, 2015

Mt. Shipon

 

      An extinguished volcano in the northern Golan heights.

 

 

 

Jan 10, 2015

Orkha (Juhadar)

 

      Ruins of a Medieval village and Caravansary, and a Roman/Byzantine period settlement, in the southern Golan region.

 

 

 

Jan 8, 2015

Kh. Katzrin

 

  Ancient Katzrin is a restored Byzantine period village in the central Golan area.

 

 

 

Jan 3, 2015

Tel Gamma (Tell Jemmeh)

 

     Ruins of an ancient Canaanite and Philistine city on the Besor brook, identified as Yurza.

 

  

 

 

Dec 26, 2014

Majduliyah

   A newly excavated Roman village in the central Golan. A large public structure, perhaps a synagogue, was found.

 

 

 

Dec 15, 2014

Abel Beth Maacah

   An important  Canaanite and Israelite city  in the northern part of Israel.

 

2 Samuel 20:15: "And they came and besieged him in Abel of Bethmaachah.

 

 

Major update

Nov 15, 2014

Caesarea Maritima

 

New aerial videos added.

 

 

 

Nov 14, 2014

Sisters Nazareth

   The convent is located near the Basilica of Annunciation. Under the courtyard are archaeological findings dated to the 1st Century.

 

 

 

Oct 28, 2014

 

 

 

Migdal Afek (Migdal Tsedek)

 

     The fortress of Migdal Afek controlled the narrow pass of Via Maris.

 

  

 

    Wars 2 19 1: "...a great body of Jewish forces gotten together in a certain tower called Aphek"

 

 

 

Sep 30, 2014

Tel Mor

 

     Ruins of a fortified Harbour city, during the Canaanite and Philistine times (16th-8th Century BC).

 

  

 

 

Sep 20, 2014

Yonah Hill, Ashdod

 

     An archaeological mound and the traditional tomb of Jonah, situated on a hill overlooking the mouth of the Lachish river.

  

   

 

 Sep 13, 2014

 

Ashdod  Maritime (on the sea)

 

    Ashdod Maritime was the ancient harbour of the city of Ashdod. It is located in the sand dunes on the southern shore of Ashdod.

 

   

  Aug 31, 2014

 

Ashkelon City (Overview)

 

    This overview page describes the sites in the vicinity of the city of Ashkelon.

 

 

   

 

 

  Aug 28, 2014

 

Tel Ashkelon (Ascalon)

 

    An important port city, with 4,000 years of history.

 

 

 Zecharia (9:5): "Ashkelon shall see it, and fear...".

 

   

 

 

July 26, 2014

 

Gaza

    Gaza ('Aza) is one of the World's ancient cities, situated on the coastal road.

Judges 16: 1-3: "Then went Samson to Gaza...".

 

   

 

July 17, 2014

 

Hebron

    Hebron is one of the Holiest ancient cities in the Holy Land, and the place of the burial cave of Patriarchs and Matriarchs.

 

 2 Samuel 2:11: "And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah".

   

 

  June 30, 2014

 

Jerusalem Light Show 2014

 

   Amazing Light & Sound show held in June 2014 in the old city of Jerusalem.

 

    Genesis 1 3-4: "And God said, Let there be light..."

   

 

June 13, 2014

 

Jiser e-Zarka

      & Tel Tanninim

 

  Jisr e-Zarka is an Israeli Arab town located north of Caesarea. Nearby  Tel Tanninim ("Crocodiles mound") is the ruins of  the city of Crocodilopolis.

 

 

   

 

June 3, 2014

 

Tancred Fortress

 

   Ruins of a fortress, dated to the Crusader period, located on the north west corner of the old city.

 

   

   

 

May 9, 2014

 

Tel Arad

     Tel Arad National park consists of  the ruins of a large walled Canaanite city and  fortresses dated to the Israelite Kingdom period.

 

 

 Numbers 21:1:  "And when king Arad the Canaanite... heard tell that Israel came by the way... then he fought against Israel...".

   

 

May 2, 2014

 

 

Horvat Kerioth

 

   Remains of a Roman and Byzantine period village. Identified as Kerioth, birth place of Judas Iscraiot.

 

 (Joshua 15: 20, 25):  "This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah ... And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth,..."

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Mar 13, 2014

 

Horvat Anim

 

    Remains of an ancient  village, dated to the Israelite and Byzantine periods.  Ruins of a synagogue, fortress and agriculture installations.   

 

 

 Joshua 15: 20, 50:  "This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah ... And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim"

   

 

Feb 21, 2014

 

Khirbet Yattir

 

 Remains of an ancient village, located on a rocky hill in the southern Judean hills.  

 

 

 

 Joshua 21:14: "And Jattir with her suburbs".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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