Ancient Megiddo 'Armageddon'
Discover one of the Jewels in the Crown of Biblical Archaeology in Israel

Visiting the ancient city of Megiddo, 'Armageddon' is taking a trip back in time. 

This World Heritage Unesco site is the jewel in the crown of biblical archaeology. You can explore thousands of years of history within a few hours, discovering remnants of:

  • Canaanite temples and Assyrian Palaces
  • Egyptian slabs dating from the conquest of the Pharoahs
  • Remains of ancient city homes and fortifications
  • The horse stable, army stores and silos built by Jewish Kings
  • and the amazingly engineered Megiddo Tunnel
Megiddo Ancient Water Tunnel

where you can descend along the water supply system down to the underground spring.  

And all this historical glory is set in the timeless scenery of the fertile Jezreel Valley, also known as the Valley of Armageddon!

Jezreel Valley, also known as the  Valley of Armageddon

Megiddo 'Armaggedon'
Strategic Way Station in the Ancient Sea Road

For thousands of years, the 'Via Maris', or Great Road connected between the ancient superpower kingdoms. 

Ruins of the Ancient City of Megiddo Strategically located on the ancient Via Maris

Megiddo is strategically located in in a 'bottleneck' of this ancient trade route between the southern empire of Egypt of the Pharoahs, and  the shifting northern empires of Assyria, Babylon, Aram and Syria. 

Due to its location, Megiddo has witnessed endless epic battles in its 11 thousand years of existence. About 7,000 years ago Megiddo was surrounded by formidable walls, for the first time, becoming one of the first walled cities on Earth.

Only one city is substantially older than Megiddo, the city Jericho whose ancient wall date back to over 10,000 years ago to days of the Stone Age! 

Megiddo was burnt, and revived itself, time after time. 


Biblical & Modern History of Megiddo 'Armageddon'

The timeline of Megiddo is incredible. It was here that - 

  • The Egyptians conquered Canaan in the 15th century BCE.
  • Joshua defeated the King of Megiddo
  • The tribes of Israel conquered the Canaanite King of Hazor in the days of the Prophet Deborah and her General Barak
  • Gideon defeated the Midianite army with just 300 chosen warriors
  • Assyria deported the northern Kingdom of Israel  
  • King Josiah of Judah was killed by the Egyptians
  • In the Middle ages, the horrible Mongol invasion of the Middle East was finally stopped by the Muslims at the nearby Spring of Gideon (today's Maayan Harod).
  • Napoleon defeated the Turks in the valley of Armageddon
  • In the Battle of Megiddo in WWI, British General Allenby defeated the Turks in 1918.

Given this history, the city of Megiddo was chosen as the meeting place between Pope Paul VI and Israeli leaders Zalman Shazar and Levi Eshkol, symbolizing the historical reconciliation between the Catholic Church and the Jewish Nation and State. 

It comes as no surprise that according to Christian Gospel, the last battle of humanity will take place at Megiddo. Armageddon means Mt. Megiddo.

At Armegddon at the end of the Days, the final battle and victory will take place between the Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness, which will bring the 2nd coming of Christ.


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