Tel Lachish National Park

Attraction Type: Archaeology and History, National Sites, Region: South, Address: Tel Lachish
Source: Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Region: South
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Walking the path up to biblical Tel Lachish, surrounded by the vineyards grown here since antiquity, you'll pass through a gateway the Babylonians must have stormed in 586 CE.

Here, the famed Lachish Letters were unearthed, written on potsherds to the city's commanders before the Babylonians conquest. You'll see a massive siege ramp, a remnant of the Assyrian King Sennacheribs destruction.

You'll also see remains of a huge First Temple-era palace and peer into a well, over 120 feet deep, which provided water to the city in First Temple times.

Image credit: Oren Peles. From PikiWiki site.

Products specifications
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Attraction Type National Sites
Region South
Address Tel Lachish
Opening Hours 24/7
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility No
URL http://www.parks.org.il/ParksAndReserves/betGuvrinMaresha/Pages/tel-Lachish.aspx

Walking the path up to biblical Tel Lachish, surrounded by the vineyards grown here since antiquity, you'll pass through a gateway the Babylonians must have stormed in 586 CE.

Here, the famed Lachish Letters were unearthed, written on potsherds to the city's commanders before the Babylonians conquest. You'll see a massive siege ramp, a remnant of the Assyrian King Sennacheribs destruction.

You'll also see remains of a huge First Temple-era palace and peer into a well, over 120 feet deep, which provided water to the city in First Temple times.

Image credit: Oren Peles. From PikiWiki site.

Products specifications
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Attraction Type National Sites
Region South
Address Tel Lachish
Opening Hours 24/7
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility No
URL http://www.parks.org.il/ParksAndReserves/betGuvrinMaresha/Pages/tel-Lachish.aspx