Tour Megiddo - Armageddon:
Battlefield Past and Future
In one fell swoop, from the heights of Tel Megiddo, you take in thousands of years of biblical history. You are surrounded by dramatic remnants of the more than two dozen civilizations that rose and fell here, which created the very mound on which you stand.
The view from Megiddo, better known by its Greek name, Armageddon, is today one of fruitful expanses that fill you with admiration for its modern-day farmers. In fact, this valley is the crossroads of the entire Fertile Crescent. The Canaanites knew it, and so did Solomon and the kings of Israel who built a major city here.
As you explore Ahab's amazing water system, you'll pay tribute to the ancient ingenuity that has brought worldwide acclaim to this site.As you explore Ahab's amazing water system, you'll pay tribute to the ancient ingenuity that has brought worldwide acclaim to this site. You'll thrill to know that Jesus, who was raised in Nazareth, which you can see across the valley, could take in this inspiring view every day.
From the first recorded battle in history, in 1468 BC, every army that crossed this land fought in Megiddo's shadow. You'll remember forever the lesson you heard on this spot, about history's last recorded battle: "They gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon" (Rev. 16:16).