Tels (prehistoric settlement mounds), are characteristic of the flatter lands of the eastern Mediterranean, particularly Lebanon, Syria, Israel and eastern Turkey. Of more than 200 tels in Israel, Megiddo, Hazor and Beer Sheba are representative of those that contain substantial remains of cities with biblical connections.

The three tels also present some of the best examples in the Levant of elaborate Iron Age, underground water-collecting systems, created to serve dense urban communities.

Their traces of construction over the millennia reflect the existence of centralized authority, prosperous agricultural activity and the control of important trade routes.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Tel Megiddo
  • Tel Hazor
  • Tel Beer Sheba

Tel Megiddo

Tel Beer Sheba

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Israel 
Category
Cultural
Name
Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
2005
Keyword
Registered in 2005