Temples and Temple-Builders at Early Bronze Age Megiddo

Tel Megiddo lies in the heart of the Jezreel Valley, Israel, at the hub international roads between Egypt and Syria. In this abridged version of a piece from Near Eastern Archaeology, Adams and his colleagues discuss one of the most recent important finds at Megiddo, the ‘Great Temple’ of the fourth millennium BCE, and the […]

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Who Really Built the Water System at Megiddo?

By: Norma Franklin Visitors to Megiddo thrill to the long descent into the famous water system, first climbing down the many steps that surround the gaping chasm dug deep into the tell and then the rock cut shaft followed by a long tunnel cut into the bedrock. But who actually built the water system? In […]

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The So-Called “Solomonic” City-gate at Megiddo

Editor’s Note: The “Solomonic” gates at Hazor, Gezer and Megiddo have long been controversial for their apparent confirmation of Biblical accounts. Below, Prof. David Ussishkin, the excavator of Lachish and Megiddo, argues that the six-chambered gate structure at Megiddo cannot be dated to the tenth century and the reign of Solomon. What is the proper […]

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