The ancient biblical mound of Megiddo in Megiddo National Park, whose universal value has made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is at an important ancient and modern crossroad.
By the third millennium BCE, Megiddo was a powerfull fortified city; 1,000 years later it became a center of Egyptian rule, and is mentioned frequently in the Bible.
Christianity identifies it as the eschatological Armageddon. Highlights include ‘Solomons Gate; panoramas of the pastoral Jezreel Valley and the ninth-century BCE underground water systemtestimony to the amazing abilities and initiative of its engineers.
Photos by Avishai Teiche, from PikiWiki website.