|This is a model of the ancient city built by King David.|
|Model of the city gate and the road leading up to the city|
The climb to Megiddo is steep, so Shelby and I did not make the trek. I did, however, climb to the top on my first trip to Israel in 1996. The view from the top is spectacular. The area around Megiddo is very flat, which is unusual in Israel.
|photo courtesy of Wikipedia|
There is a spring within the tel, and a 70 meter tunnel with steps that run from the top of the hill to the spring. I walked down on my last trip, and remember how cool it was inside after being in the hot sun.
The palace at Megiddo is called the Ivory Palace because a great treasure trove of ivory items and jewelry was discovered there. It is
the richest Canaanite treasure ever discovered.
We toured the museum and gift shop and then boarded the bus and took off for the Galilee.
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