Megiddo is an ancient city-state located along an important pass of the “Via Maris”, the international high way that crossed the land of Israel.
Excavations at the site uncovered 25 layers of ruins indicating a long period of settlement, from Neolithic to Persian periods. In recent years remains of a Roman legionary camp were found near the mound as well.
Megiddo is also identified with “Armageddon”, one of the battle sites at the end of times according to the Book of Revelations (16:16), and so is a popular destination for Christian Pilgrim.
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Megiddo National Park is in the northern Israel. It is about 1.5 hours drive north of Tel-Aviv, and takes about 2-3 hours to explore.
My Friends, Sergio and Rhoda, Presenting a Private Tour to Megiddo / Armageddon
Private Tour to Megiddo Location Map
Points of Interest in the Area
|Atlit Detainee Camp|
|Day Tour to the Galilee|
In the early 2nd century CE two imperial legions were stationed in “Provincia Syria Palestina” – Legio X “Fretensis” in Jerusalem, and Legio VI “Ferrata” , somewhere near Tel Megiddo (known also as “Armageddon”). The exacat location of the camp of the sixth legion was confirmed only in surveys conducted east of Biblical Megiddo in 2013 and 2015, and only this year (2019) a joint expedition began excavating at the site. Heading to Tel-Aviv after a day touring the north with a couple (the Straffs), I noticed the trucks of the expedition spread in the fields of the site, and decided to