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Tel Be’er Sheva

tel sheva beer shevaTel Be’er Sheva is an archaeological site some 5 km NE of Beer-Sheva . It was excavated mostly by Yohanan Aharoni in the years 1969 to 1975.

The ancient mound proved to be a well planned small town from the Iron age, most likely an administation center near ancient Beer-Sheva, whose name was “Sheva” (Joshua 19:1).

The most significant find at the site is an Israelite horned altar (now at the Israel Museum  ).

In 2007 the UN recognised Tel Be’er Sheva as a “World Heritage Sties “.


Tel Be’er Sheva

Tel Sheva (in academic contexts) and Tel Be’er Sheva (in popular contexts) are the Hebrew names, and Tell es-Seba the Arabic name of an archaeological site in southern Israel believed to be the remains of the biblical town of Beersheba. It lies east of the modern city of Beersheba and west of the new Bedouin town of Tel Sheva/Tell as-Sabi.

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Points of Interest in the Area

Tel Arad Tel Arad
beer sheva Beer-Sheva
 ashkelon Ashkelon


Book a Private Tour to the Tel Beer-Sheva

Tel Beer-Sheva near the modern city of Beer-Sheva   and takes about 1-2 hours to explore.

Contact me for a proposal of a tour that will also include a visit to Tel Beer-Sheva.