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“Ancient City near Modern Arad”

Tel Arad National Park
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had a lovely afternoon exploring Ancient Arad. Parts of this site date back 5,000 years. It holds the "House of Yahweh", the only one discovered in the land of Israel. I'm not so good with dates or sequence of events, but this area would have been where the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. The place was beautiful and we had a great time exploring!

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

I was fortunate to vist the ruins a couple years after they started excavating and then 7 year slater when much more had been uncovered. It is an amazing site to visit and in excellent shape - I always recommend any visitor to Israel visits here!

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

This park is a terrific and beautifully reconstructed archeological site. The remnants of the Israelite temple have a replica of the Holy of Holies (the original is in Israel Museum) with two altars as the Israelites probably worshipped two gods here. At the foot of the tel there lie ruins of a Canaanite city.
Driving from the Dead Sea takes about 30 min without traffic and the desert mountain scenery is very interesting.
It's covered by the park pass.

2  Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

The ruins of a Canaanite city, Arad is mentioned in the bible.

The fortress Mound encompasses 3 different civilizations.

2  Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Tel Arad is a less visited national park. It has two parts - the Canaanite town and the Israelite fortress. It's a bit out of the way, but if one is on the way to the dead sea and is interested in archaeology it is a nice place to walk for an hour or two and have a picnic.
On site there are also a camping ground and a small hostel.

3  Thank Amos P
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