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Tel Arad National Park

| Road 80, Beersheba, Israel
+972 8-699-2444
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Tel Arad is one of Israel’s most important archaeological sites. A fortified Canaanite city and fortresses from the time of the kings of Judah have been unearthed at the site. The remains of a unique Judean temple and an extraordinary water plant from the times of the Judean kings were discovered in the fortresses. The national park offers campgrounds, a cafeteria and the opportunity to hold events there. A tour of Tel Arad takes between one to two hours.
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| Road 80, Beersheba, Israel
+972 8-699-2444
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

I do not know much of history from this period or relate to the stories from the bible that would make a special impact on visiting this place considering that there is not much preserved or restored to fuel the imagination. Supposedly Arad is mentioned...More

1  Thank kitty567
Reviewed 3 December 2013

For all you history and archeology buffs. This is a great example of an early Bronze Age This is a period we don't have too much of so it is quite a treat. also has Israelite Iron Age remains. Good place to visit when in...More

1  Thank hufsha
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Not on the main tourist visiting crossroads. But a most interesting and relatively only recently uncovered ancient city - thought to be the last stop after their 40 year sojourn in the wilderness (having come out of Egypt during the Israeli exodus led by Moses)...More

1  Thank vernp1
Reviewed 25 July 2013

This tel rises out of the brown dessert above, of all things, a vineyard. Here the Caanites and then the Israelites had a fortress that controlled the upper Negev. A fascinating place, but very hot. Bring lots of water. And visit Yatir Winery across the...More

1  Thank Martysfo
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Tel Arad is another archaeological site that becomes exciting if you take a minute to think about its historical meaning. There are two distinct areas: the Canaanite city ruins in the lower area and the Israelite Citadel in the upper area. The Canaanite city shows...More

5  Thank Miriam d
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Visit the Arad Museum before you come here, the best stuff from the Tel is in there. Go in the coffee shop around the youth center downtown and buy a cup of coffee and you will get free admission to the museum. Then drive out...More

2  Thank terryLCO
Reviewed 26 April 2012 via mobile

The site consists of the ruins of a Canaanite city from the early Bronze age, and fortresses built by the Kings of Judea dating to the Israelite period. The tour began at the fortress mound at the top of the hill. The views from the...More

2  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 3 December 2011

Historically and archaeologically interesting, but not mind blowing in terms of the visual impact. Recommended if you are travelling to Arad / Dead Sea via the Beer Sheva-Arad road anyway. One hour is sufficient, but you could spend more time here. Went here with our...More

1  Thank jbresearcher
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