Inhabited from the Chalcolithic period, Megiddo has approximately 26 levels of occupation. American excavators from the Oriental Institute worked from 1925 with the ambitious goal of excavating every level in its entirety. They made it through the first three levels before concentrating the work on certain areas.
From the earliest times (EB) to the earliest historical records of the area (Thutmose III) to the future (Revelation 16), Megiddo assumes a prominent role. This is largely owing to its strategic location astride the Megiddo Pass (Wadi Ara) and inside the busy Jezreel Valley. The modern road follows the ancient one; the tell is just off the bottom right corner.
Middle Bronze Gate
Early Bronze Altar
Iron Age Watersystem
Tunnel to Spring
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The Megiddo Expedition (Tel Aviv University) Offers information on the site and its history as well as previous excavations. Features a 3D presentation of the site as well as a video.
The Megiddo Expedition (Tel Aviv University) The site for those interested in digging at Megiddo. Gives all the information necessary to participate in the dig, postponed until the summer of 2003.
Megiddo (Walking in Their Sandals) Gives easy-to-read information on the location, biblical significance, etc. Features links to photographs and on-line scripture references.
Megiddo (Christian Travel Study Program) Features several good pictures with excellent identifying captions, accompanied by text highlighting facts of biblical, historical, and archaeological import.
Megiddo (BIBARCH) Features many informative links within the text to resources such as: scripture references, the site’s bibliography (some sources cited are available on the web), other relevant articles within the site, and a “words and phrases glossary.” Also offers a “Scripture Summary” and an “Archaeological Profile of Megiddo.”
Megiddo: The Solomonic “Chariot City” (Israel MFA) Gives a detailed history of the site and descriptions of several of the important archaeological features. Copy of this page atJewish Virtual Library.
Solomon’s Gate at Megiddo (Dig the Bible) A brief discussion of the Solomonic gate.