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Megiddo National Park

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by Audrey (subscribe)
I am a writer living in Adelaide. I love food and travel.
Published January 21st 2018
The opportunity to walk through a water system
Megiddo National Park was inscribed as a world heritage site in 2005. Intensive archaeological excavations have been carried out and some of the remains include an impressive water system, stable, gates and walls.

The water system

The water system consists of a shaft which is 36 metres in depth and a horizontal tunnel which is 70 metres in length. The tunnel extended to a spring in a cave outside the city walls. It was hewn to bring water into the city without exiting its walls. The spring's outer entrance was sealed so that it could not be discovered by the enemies. And, believe it or not, you actually get the opportunity to walk through this tunnel. The children in our group enjoyed themselves very much.

The water system
The water system

According to the Bible, in the 16th chapter of the book of Revelation, the place called Armageddon (or Megiddo) will be the gathering place for "the battle of that great day of God Almighty". Because of the spring and fertile soil at its foot, Megiddo had been a desirable place to rule and therefore also the arena of frequent battles throughout history. This fertility can clearly be seen from the observation point during your visit.

View from observation point
View from observation point

View from observation point
View from observation point

Visiting hours are from 8am to 3pm every day. Entrance fee is NIS28 per adult and NIS14 per child.
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Why? The opportunity to walk through a water system
Where: Megiddo National Park, North Coast, Israel
Cost: NIS28 per adult & NIS14 per child.
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