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Nov 27, 2017


   A remarkable national park, with remains of a multi period settlement situated on a Kurkar sandstone cliff, and a Crusader fortress.





(Major update)


Nov 3, 2017


Tel Megiddo


  Megiddo was an important Biblical city. The site is situated on the gateway on the road linking North and South of Israel, about 30 Km south-east of Haifa.  The archeologists uncovered 26 layers of ancient cities.

1 Kings  9-15: "And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer."




Oct 10, 2017

Horvat Geres

  Ruins of a second temple period fortified village, west of Zur Hadasah. Identified as the village of Geresa.



Wars 4,9,1: "Vespesian...  also sent Lucius Annius to Gerasa."




Sep 22, 2017

Kh. Jumjum

   Ruins of a second temple period fortified village, west of Gush Etzion.





Aug 26, 2017

Kh. Kilya, Rimonim


   Ruins of a Late Roman desert fortress, that was converted to a Byzantine monastery.





July 22, 2017

Tel Burna  (Bornat)


   Ruins of a multi-period Biblical city on a flat topped mound. A possible identification is Libnah.



Joshua 10:29): "Then Joshua ... fought against Libnah:".




June 26, 2017

Horvat Zakkur, Nirit


   Remains of a multi period settlement situated on the top of a high hill, on the north bank of Nahal Qana (Kanah), south of Nirit. 






May 2, 2017


 (Major update)


Sha'araim ("Two gates")


   Remains of a Biblical city, dated to the times of David. Its name means "two gates", which were found in the excavations of Khirbet Qeiyafa.



   1 Samuel 17:52: "And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Sha'araim..."




Mar 24, 2017


(Major update)



Magdala (Migdal)

   Ruins of an Early Roman fisherman village, near the Arbel cliffs, on the shores of Sea of Galilee. Known as the birthplace of Mary Magdalene.




Mar 13, 2017


   Bronze and Iron age findings in the area between Ma'ale Michmash and Michmas.


1 Samuel 13:5: "And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel... and they came up, and pitched in Michmash"




Mar 3, 2017

Psagot - kh. Nisya


   Ruins of a Biblical city in the community of Psagot. This may have been the site of Joshua's Ai.



Joshua 7:2:  "And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai..."




Jan 29, 2017

Wadi Natuf cave


   A famous prehistoric cave above the bank of the Natuf valley. It gave the name of an Early Man culture.






Jan 28, 2017


Horvat Aner (Neby Annir)


   Ruins of an ancient village in the Gofna mountain region in Samaria. Nearby is a memorial park with pools and springs.





Jan 19, 2017

Shiloh Altars


   Several Iron Age altars were found around the worship center of Shiloh. 



  (Exodus 27:2):   "And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof...".




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


   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


   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



  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



    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


   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.
































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