Friday, April 10, 2009

Tel Megiddo

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A few quick pictures from our visit to Tel Megiddo this afternoon, or as it's known in English ever since an early Greek scholar mistranslated it - Armageddon (the actual name in Hebrew is "Har" Megiddo, or Mt. Megiddo). It's got a history 7,000+ years long including over 25 different conquests - history buffs can check out the link above for more. The ruins are from the site itself, the views out from the site are the fields of the fertile Jezreel Valley.
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15 comments:

Maura said...

Lovely pictures, such an inspiring sight. I can only imagine how it feels to traipse around in the footprints of history. It has been years since I've been to a ruins and it was nothing so historical as this.

Thanks for sharing!

Spacemom said...

Beautiful!

Neas Nuttiness said...

OMGosh - to think that you live in the middle of the most historical place in the world!
Thank you for the wonderful photo's.

kaye said...

wow--thanks for sharing.

this falls into the categor "places i've always wanted to see but never will"

Mojo said...

I guess I forgot -- or maybe I never knew -- that "Armageddon" was a place and not just an event. How interesting that the word comes from a botched translation. Seems appropriate somehow though.

Marvelous photographs as always my dear friend. And since I'm not sure what time it is there, I'll offer my best of passover wishes and you can get 'em whenever and apply retroactively if necessary.

Flea said...

How stunning.

Happy Passover!

day by day said...

These are wonderful pictures....truly amazing! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Jill said...

My girls reminisced in the back seat of the car today how much they miss Israel...

I don't think I should show them these beautiful photos! :)

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

Great photos and post. I learned something new about Armageddon. I thought it was only a movie title. :-P

Wish I could visit and see the ruins one day!

Dina said...

Good to see a peace pole davka at Megiddo.
Thanks for these pics. Memory lane. I lived down the road at Kibbutz Hazorea for ulpan.
Moadim lesimcha.

Daryl said...

Oh thank you for this glimpse into history .. can you/did you feel the spirits of the past .. when I visited Rome a long time ago, there was such an intensity to the Colossium and the other ancient sites we visited ..

Julia Smith said...

Mojo had all the same feelings as me! Beautiful photos - and thanks for the link. So cool.

Jientje said...

It looks like a BEAUTIFUL place!!!

Kim said...

Love the picture of the stairs. I am imagining all the feet that have tread those stairs over the years, incredible.

Shannon said...

Gorgeous photos. Great work!