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Tests Indicate Underground Shaft at Tel Lachish; Possible Water System

Results from last week’s geophysical survey at Tel Lachish show what appears to be an underground shaft at the site. The survey team and the excavators at Lachish believe the shaft is likely part of an ancient water system similar … Continue reading

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High-tech meets muscle: Searching for an ancient water system

After excavating in Israel for 7 years in a row, I observed something new this week. A group of specialists literally hammered the ground, looking for an ancient underground water tunnel in the biblical city of Lachish. Water sources for … Continue reading

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Roman Legions, a Miracle, and Armageddon: Our Last Day in Israel

We are back home now but our last day in Israel was excellent. We visited two of the best sites in the country and made a surprise visit to an excavation that has since been in the news. So what … Continue reading

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Roman Legionary Camp Identified at Megiddo

The Sixth Roman Imperial Legion Ferrata established a permanent base at Tel Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley during the early 2nd century AD. This display of Roman muscle, along with the Tenth Legion Fretensis in Jerusalem, was intended to stabilize a region that … Continue reading

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Ancient Gates of Megiddo

We had an interesting first day that began with a good Israeli breakfast, a pleasant morning drive in our rental van, and picturesque visits to biblical sites. We visited Megiddo, Mount Carmel and Caesarea before heading over to the Sea of … Continue reading

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A Look at Megiddo – a.k.a. Armageddon

Megiddo’s location, guarding the intersection of four ancient and strategic highways, has given it a tumultuous history. Megiddo was one of several cities defeated, but not occupied, by the Israelites as a result of Joshua’a conquest. (Joshua 12:21; Judges 1:27) … Continue reading

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A Full Day Seeing Sites in Israel

Internet time costs something where we are staying tonight, so I’ll save pictures and video for tomorrow when we (should) have free wireless access again. Our list of sites is long, so we’ll do a simple list: Megiddo: We walked … Continue reading

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Israel (literally) Forges a New Trail Through History

The government is planning on spending NIS 500 million over five years to restore and preserve heritage sites across the country. They are hoping the investment will work to strengthen the Israeli and Jewish connection to the historic and Zionist heritage … Continue reading

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