Hilazon creek – Sites Gallery

   This page summarizes the sites that are reviewed in the region of Hilazon (Chilazon) creek, in the north of the lower Galilee.

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Khirbet Rosh-Zayit

   Ruins of an Iron age  site, in the hills above the plain of Cabul. An 11th-8th century BC Phoenician fortress, regional administrative center, military post and agriculture village. The site  may be identified with the Biblical Cabul from the times of King Solomon.

Rosh Zayit: view of the Phoenician citadel

1 Kings 9:11,13: “King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee…And they were called the land of Cabul, unto this day”

Neiel (Ya’anin, Neah)

   Ruins of a Bronze and Iron age  site, on a hill  in the entrance to  the Hilazon creek, within the “land of Cabul”. It may be identified as the Biblical city of Ne’iel.

Tell Ya'anin: Biblical Ne'iel - view from the north-west

Joshua 19: 24-27: “And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher … And their border was … and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand”.

Kavul and Damun

Today an Arab city (Kabul) 8KM from the bay of Haifa, on the west hills of the Galilee. It was destroyed by Cestius in the wake of the Jewish revolt. In Roman times – a large Jewish city.

Kings I 9: 13: “And he said: ‘What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother?’ And they were called the land of Cabul, unto this day”.

Khirbet Fachir

    An ancient site located on a hill in Hilazon (snail) creek, south of Karmiel.

Khirbet Fachir - view from Karmi'el

Hilazon creek

    The Hilazon (Chilazon – snail) creek flows south of the Beit-Kerem valley, from the Sachnin valley to the plains of Acre. Along its path are a number of ancient sites, starting from the prehistoric periods.

Hilazon (Chilazon) creek

Lower Hilazon cave

    A prehistoric cave with remains of 12,000 year old civilization, and a unique grave of a shaman woman.

Lower Hilazon cave

Khirbet Beza

   Ruins of a Roman agriculture village, on the south side of Hilazon creek. It is recently being excavated.

Kh. Beza - Roman village on south side of Hilazon creek - oil press

Horvat Gamum

   Ruins of Bronze and Iron age fortified city, located on a steep hill at the junction of Misgav. According to a notable scholar, it may have been the Biblical city of Hukuk (Huquq).

Joshua 19 34: “…and went out from thence to Hukok“.



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