Thursday, 13 April 2017

Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba,Israel.

Historic settlement mounds, known as tels, are characteristic of the flatter lands of the eastern Mediterranean, particularly in Lebanon, Syria, Israel and eastern Turkey. Of more than 200 such mounds in Israel, the three sites of Megiddo, Hazor and Beer Sheba are representative of those that contain substantial remains of cities with biblical connections, and are strongly associated with events portrayed in the bible.
They reflect the wealth and power of Bronze and Iron Age cities in the fertile biblical lands. This was based on, and achieved through, a centralized authority that had control of trade routes to the north east and south; connecting Egypt to Syria and Anatolia to Mesopotamia, and the creation and management of sophisticated and technologically advanced water collection systems. Together, these tels reflect the key stages of urban development in the region.
Date of Inscription: 2005
Ref: 1108
Received this nice card from Gillian in Israel affixing following.stamps-
2014 -Sundials in Eretz Israel.
2014-Gerbera Flower
2013-Flora-Flowers series

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