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Tel Hazor

 

Tell el-Qedah, is the archaeological “tel” at the site of ancient Hazor. Tel Hazor was the largest fortified city in the country in the Middle Bronze Age (around 1750 BCE) and in the Israelite period (ninth century BCE). The area of the “tel” is the largest of all the ancient cities in Israel.  It was one of the most important cities (the capital of Canaanite Galilee) in the Fertile Crescent, maintaining commercial ties with Babylon and Syria. Hazor imported large quantities of tin for the local bronze industry. The Book of Joshua describes Hazor as “the head of all those kingdoms” (Josh. 11:10). Tel Hazor National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

King Solomon’s Gate

King Solomon's Gate
King Solomon’s Gate
King Solomon's Gate
King Solomon’s Gate

 

 

Caananite Temple

 

Caananite Temple
Caananite Temple
Caananite Temple
Caananite Temple

King Yavin’s Palace

 

Yavin's Palace
King Yavin’s Palace
Yavin's Palace - Base of column
King Yavin’s Palace – Base of column
Yavin's Palace - wooden column
King Yavin’s Palace – wooden column
Yavin's Palace - restored wooden reinforcements
King Yavin’s Palace – restored wooden reinforcements
Yavin's Palace - Stones destroyed by fire
King Yavin’s Palace – Stones destroyed by fire

Hazor Waterworks

 

Hazor Waterworks - original stairs on lower right side
Hazor Waterworks – original stairs on lower right side
Hazor Waterworks
Hazor Waterworks

Ahab’s Hazor (Ach’av)

 

King Ahab's Hazor
King Ahab’s Hazor

Yeravam ben Yoash’s Tower

Yeravam ben Yoash’s Tower

Royal Storeroom

 

Royal Storerooms
Royal Storerooms (moved from original site)

Israelite Home

 

Israelite Home
Israelite Home

Administration Building

Administration Building
Administration Building
Administration Building
Administration Building

The following clip was photographed by my collegue Jamel Renawe. You can see the administration building, Solomon’s Wall and Ahab’s Wall.

 

 

 

Archaeologist Amnon Ben-Tor Explains Hazor on Site

Hebrew University Professor and the renown archaeologist excavating at Tel Hazor, teaching the importance of Hazor, identifying some key finds at Hazor, explaining the strata at Hazor and pointing out the Canaanite city gate and cultic podium uncovered at the city gate.

  • Directions: From either north or south: exit the Rosh Pina-Kiryat Shmona road (no. 90) toward Ayelet HaShahar.
  • Length of tour: 1-3 hours
  • Best season: Spring, fall, winter
  • Hours:

April-September 8 A.M-5 P.M.
October-March 8 A.M.-4 P.M.
Fridays and holiday eves 8 A.M. 3 P.M.
Last entry one hour before above closing hour.

  • Phone:04-693-7290
  • Entrance fee
  • Pets: Forbidden
  • Accessible
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Tel Hazor

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