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Oct 29, 2023

Tel Malqet and Tel Ro’eh

Two Bronze/Iron age sites in the Jordan valley, on the route from Rechov to the Jordan river crossings.


Oct 22, 2023

Tel Zemed, Tel Saharon and Tel Malluah

  Ancient sites in the Jordan valley, en route from Beit Shean to the Transjordan city of Jabesh Gilead.

Sep 24, 2023

Tel Tsaf and Tel Gamma

Prehistoric sites near ancient crossing of the Jordan river.


Sep 6, 2023

Horvat Menorah, Tirat Zvi

Ruins of a multi-period site north west of Tirat Zvi, with a mosaic floor decorated with a Menorah and Shofar. Nearby are additional sites.


Aug 27, 2023

Archaeological Survey

This overview page provides a list of the sites included in the BibleWalks archaeological survey of the Jordan Valley and its surrounding vicinity.


Aug 13, 2023

Harod Spring 
A spring, park and historic site on the foothills of Mt. Gilboa.(Judges 7:1): “Gideon… pitched beside the well of Harod”.
July 18, 2023
Biar Tunnel

    The Biyar spring and shaft tunnel – one of the sources of Solomon’s pools; fed the “Upper aqueduct” that supplied water to Jerusalem.

June 20, 2023
Tell Migda’
Ruins of a large multi-period village, located on the eastern slopes of Mount Gilboa.
May 26, 2023
Mt. Poriya sites
This overview page reviews ancient sites on Mt. Poriya.
Dec 31, 2022
A multi-period site near an ancient crossing point of the Jordan river.Dec 23, 2022
Ein HaYadid
A ruin of a multi-period settlement, located on a natural basalt terrace at the foot of cliffs, adjacent to a small spring.
Dec 9, 2022
Jethro’s Cairn

A huge megalithic monument, arranged in a crescent form, on a hillside above Kibbutz Parod.

Nov 13, 2022

Tabor Delta Crossing

Biblical sites near an ancient crossing point of the Jordan river at the delta of Nahal Tabor.

Oct 21, 2022
Horvat Ziwan
An impressive Iron Age II fortress and settlement, built on the summit of a steep ridge overlooking the Jordan valley near Nahal Tabor stream.
Sep 27, 2022


Multi-period sites of Qa’un, on the side of a major trade route.

Sep 17, 2022
Tel Esur (Asawir)
Remains of a multi-period city, in the entrance of the ‘Iron pass.
Aug 30, 2022
Tels Abu Sus and Sakut
Biblical sites near an ancient crossings of the Jordan river at Tell Abu Sus and Tell Sakut.
Aug 6, 2022

Kfar Ruppin ford crossing

In the vicinity of Kfar Ruppin are many Biblical sites, located near a major crossing point of the Jordan river.

July 3, 2022
Esh Shaak Valley sites
Iron Age and Byzantine Sites on the side of a major trade route in the esh-shakk valley.
June 10, 2022

     An impressive Biblical Tel located near the southern entrance to the Beit Shean valley.

May 30, 2022

Tel Artal (T. esh-Sheikh Daoud)

     An artificial mound located in the central Jordan valley, that guarded a major crossing point of the Jordan river.

May 18, 2022

Tel Nissa (Tell el-Manshiye)

     An artificial mound located in the Beit She’an valley, with remains from the Canaanite and Israelite periods.


Apr 26, 2022


Ruins of a village near Beit Shemesh – the home town of Samson.

Apr 17, 2022
Kefar Sorek

A Biblical place near Beit Shemesh, home town of Samson’s Delilah.

Mar 19, 2022

Khirbet Sarra

Ancient Hellenistic/Roman period site between Shiloh and Shvut Rachel.

Mar 18, 2022
Horvat ‘Eli
Antiquities in the community of ‘Eli in central Samaria, north west of Shiloh. 
Jan 1, 2022
Park Adullam
The sites of park Adullam-France in the area of the low hills (Shephelah) of Judea.
Dec 21, 2021

Horvat Rebbo

Ruins of a second temple period village (Biblical Rabbah?), in the Judean foothills region south of the valley of Elah.


Nov 20, 2021

Horvat Shu’a

Ruins of a second temple period village in the Judean foothills region, south of the valley of Elah.


Oct 18, 2021

Horvat Lavnin

Ruins of an Iron Age, Early-Roman and Byzantine village in the Judean foothills region, south of the valley of Elah.

Oct 2, 2021

Kh. al-Ra’i

A multi-period archaeological site, with a peak settlement period during the Iron Age period. A rare inscription was found here, bearing the Biblical name Jerubba’al.

Sep 21, 2021

Tel Ein Haddah

A multi-period archaeological site located on the plateau above Yavne’el, named after its spring (Ein Haddah).

Aug 16, 2021
Church of the Glorious Martyr
Ruins of a large Byzantine Church were unearthed in a valley south east of Ramat Beit Shemesh.
July 16, 2021

Abraham’s Well

  A visitor’s center and historical well in BeerSheba, associated with the history of Abraham and Isaac.

July 10, 2021

Khirbet el-‘Alya
A multi-period site that towers over the west side of Ramat Beith-Shemesh Aleph.
June 15, 2021
Horvat Halukim
Ruins of a Israelite period desert fortress and settlement, later reused by the Nabateans.
June 11, 2021
Horvat Ritma
Ruins of a Israelite period desert fortress and small settlement, near the confluence of  Nahal Boker and HaRoeh streams with HaBasor stream.
June 6, 2021
Ramat Boker fortress
Ruins of Iron Age fortress and settlement, overlooking the valley of Nahal Boker.
May 16, 2021
A ruined Jewish village of the first and second temple and the Roman/Byzantine periods, with ruins of a synagogue.
May 8, 2021
Tel Gador
Remains of an ancient multi-period port city, south of the ford of Nahal Hadera river.
Apr 23, 2021
Joshua’s Altar, Mt. Ebal
On the eastern foothills of Mt. Ebal are remains of an Iron Age ritual place, suggested as an altar built by Joshua.
Apr 3, 2021

Tel Dothan

Large Biblical Tel, situated near ancient strategic roads in the Northern Samaria region.   Known as the place Joseph was sold to slavery, and as a city attacked by Aram-Damascus.


Mar 23, 2021

Tel Goren

 The Iron Age village of Ein-Gedi was located on a mound on the north bank of Nahal Arugot.

Mar 15, 2021
Tel Michmoret

Remains of an ancient multi-period port city, north of the ford of  Nahal Alexander river.

Feb 27, 2021
Tel Tzova
A Roman village, Crusader fortress and Ottoman period village on a hilltop near Kibbutz Tzova, west of Jerusalem.
Feb 5, 2021

Latrun castle

Ruins of a Crusader fortress, located on the side of the road from Jaffa and Ramla to Jerusalem.

Jan 24, 2021
Tel Hefer
Remains of an ancient multi-period Tel, the largest and important archaeological site along the Nahal Alexander river.
Dec 27, 2020
Kh. Kankuza
   A mysterious ritual site and settlement near the Horns of Hattin.
Dec 19, 2020

Red Tower

   Remains of an ancient Tel and a small Crusader period tower near Kefar Yonah.

Dec 12, 2020
  A hilltop stronghold protecting the road to Jerusalem, constructed over the ruins of Roman and Crusader forts. Fierce battles occurred here in 1948 in an effort of the Israeli forces to open the road to besieged Jerusalem. Today – a National Park.

Nov 22, 2020

Kiriath Jearim

   The Biblical place of Tel Kir’yat Ye’arim in Abu Ghosh, and the Monastery of the Ark of Covenant on top of the hill.


Nov 6, 2020
Burj el Maleh
   Burj el maleh (also: Burj el-Malih – “The salt fort”) is a Crusader hilltop fortress, commanding the ancient road of Wady Malih.

Oct 19, 2020

Abu Ghosh Crusaders church

A Benedictine monastery in Abu Ghosh, built on the foundations of a 12th century Crusaders church, near the ancient road to Jerusalem.


Oct 11,2020

Horvat Midras

A large archaeological site in the Judean Shephelah region, with remains of a rich Early Roman period rural settlement and a Byzantine church.

Oct 3, 2020

Horvat Ethri

Ruins of an Early-Roman Jewish rural village in the Judean foothills region, south of the valley of Elah. The remains include residential houses, cisterns, several ritual baths (Miqveh), ancient synagogue, wine presses and other farming installations.

Sep 27, 2020


  Yarmut (Jarmuth) was a major Early Bronze II-III period city, located on a vast mound overlooking Ramat Beit Shemesh. A monumental Early Bronze III palace was exposed on the lower city. Occupation continued 1000 years later on the upper city during the Late Bronze and Iron Age periods, and was one of the Amorite cities that attempted to block Joshua and the Israelites.

Sep 19, 2020

Tel Rekhesh (Rechesh)

The largest Biblical mound in the lower Galilee, with remains of multi-period Canaanite and Israelite cities.

Aug 1, 2020


An elaborate underground complex of Early Roman tombs located in the Sanhedria neighborhood in Northern Jerusalem.

July 4, 2020

Karm er-Ras

A possible location of Jesus’s first miracle – turning water to wine. The site is located near the traditional place in Kafr Kanna.

June 6, 2020


   Large fortified Tel, situated near an ancient strategic road in the Northern Samaria region.

May 30, 2020

Khirbet el-Hamam

Multi-period fortified city, situated on a high hill in the Northern Samaria region, identified as Roman Narbata.

May 8, 2020

Ramat Rachel

  Ruins of a royal palace and administration center, on the south outskirts of Jerusalem, overlooking the road to Bethlehem and Hebron.

Apr 25, 2020

Tel Haror

  Tel Haror – Ruins of a multi-period massive Biblical city. A possible identification is Gerar, an important royal city in the age of the Patriarchs.

Apr 20, 2020

Jaffa Sebils

In Jaffa are several public fountains (Sebils) dated to the Ottoman period.

Apr 15, 2020

Rachel’s tomb

Traditional tomb of Rachel, located on the outskirts of Bethlehem.

Apr 11, 2020

Temple cave

A mysterious complex of caves above the Kziv stream, in the Upper Galilee area, with a large engraving of  a Roman soldier on the surface of the cliff.

Apr 9, 2020


    Sharuhen was a major Canaanite city in the western Negev area, situated on the way from Egypt northwards and from the coast eastwards. The Canaanite city was the last stand of the Hyksos after their expulsion from Egypt in the 16th century BC. Some scholars identify it in Tell el-Farah.

Apr 4, 2020

Joseph Lookout

A lookout place on Mt. Gerizim, with great views of Tel Shechem, modern Nablus,  and  the tomb of Joseph. Joshua 24:32: “And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem…”.

Mar 27, 2020

Rujm el-Hiri Gilgal Refaim

   A massive megalithic complex in the Golan heights, regarded as the “Stonehenge of the Levant”.

Mar 7, 2020

Lower Tsalmon stream

   Sites on the lower Tsalmon stream – flour mills, sheikh tomb, ruins.

Mar 2, 2020

Skull Cave, Lower Amud Stream

Skull (Zuttiyeh) cave where Early man remains were found.

Sep 24, 2019

Kebara Prehistoric Cave

   A famous prehistoric cave in the south west cliffs of Mt. Carmel.

 July 28, 2019

Copper Smelting in Aravah

  Bronze age copper smelting installations in the Northern Aravah area.

June 23, 2019

Ein Tamir fortress

  Ruins of a Middle Bronze Age fortress are located on an edge of a cliff overlooking the deep gorge of Nahal Kziv.

June 20, 2019

Deir Samaan

  An impressive fortified Byzantine monastery, built over a Late Roman fortress.

June 5, 2019

Horvat Dur

  Ruins of a small Upper Galilee village, dated to the Roman/Byzantine period, with impressive group of sarcophagi.

May 22, 2019

Tel Adami

Ruins of an ancient fortified Biblical city, situated on a natural hill overlooking the Yavna’el valley. Joshua 19: 33: “And their coast was …  and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel…”.

May 19, 2019

Khirbet esh-Shuna

  Ruins of a Biblical city. Some scholars suggest this was Ramathaim Zophim – the home city and place of burial of prophet Samuel.

    May 13, 2019

Artabba Fortress

  Ruins of an unknown  Hasmonean/Herodion fortress on a hilltop on the bend of Nahal Natuf stream.

May 4, 2019

Horvat Zonem

  Ruins of a large Upper Galilee village, dated to the Byzantine and Mameluke/Crusader period. Its nickname – “the lost city” – is derived from its obscurity, as it was hidden inside the thick forest.

Apr 10, 2019

Zereda (kh. Banat Bar)

    Ruins of an Iron Age fortress and village, identified as the home town of Jeroboam son of Nebat who split United Monarchy.

Mar 30, 2019


   Akhbara was a Roman period village, fortified by Josephus Flavius. An impressive 100m high cliff (“the Rock of Akhbara”) soars above the valley, dotted with caves.

Dec 22, 2018

Tel Nes

  Ruins of a prehistoric and Iron Age fortified city situated on a volcanic cone in the eastern Upper Galilee region.

Dec 7, 2018

Tel Ser’a- Biblical Ziklag?

  A large archaeological mound on the bank of Nahal Gerar, identified as David’s Ziklag.

1 Samuel 30:1-3: “David and his men were come to Ziklag”.

Sep 16, 2018

Hill of the Four

    On the east side of the Mar Elias monastery, is a site named  “Hill of the Four” (Giv’at Ha’Arba’a). This web page reviews the major points of interest on the hill.


Sep  10, 2018

Airplane Hill

    On the west side of the Mar Elias monastery, is a site named  “Airplane hill” (Giv’at Hamatos, Khirbet Tabaliya).


July 25, 2018

Halamish (Neveh Tzuf)

    Ancient winery complex, oil presses, tombs and spring in and around the community of Halamish/Neveh Tzuf.

July 7, 2018

Ein Bubin (Ein Danny), Dolev

    A spring, pool and garden located in a valley south of the community of Dolev.

June 20, 2018

Wineries Hill, Talmon

  On the hill are ruins of a village and agriculture installations dated to the first temple and Roman/Byzantine periods.

June 6, 2018

Horvat Qisi

  Ruins of a roman period settlement, with agriculture installations, cisterns and hiding complexes. Perhaps this site is related to the Timrat Sabbath stone.

May 16, 2018

Gezer  Boundary  Inscriptions

   Around Tel Gezer are ancient Bilingual inscriptions cut on rocks, bearing the name of Alkios and Hebrew letters bearing the name “Gezer”.

May 7, 2018

Sabbath Stone, Timrat

  Sabbath boundary marker found in Timrat, with 3 letters in Hebrew. The marker was dated to the Roman period.

Apr 28, 2018

Horvat Danaila (Kh. Inaileh)

  Ruins of  a Roman/Byzantine agriculture village in the Upper Galilee region.

Apr 14, 2018

Taibe in the Galilee

  Remains of a Crusader fortified farmhouse, in the center of et-Taiyibe in the Jezreel valley.


Feb 27, 2018 (Major Update)

Tel Hazor

   Tel Hazor is one of the largest, most important biblical sites in the Canaanite and Israelite periods. The Bible gave it the title: “the head of all those kingdoms”.

View of King Solomon's walls in Tell Hazor.

Joshua 11:10: “And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms.”

Dec 31, 2017 (Major Update)

Horns of Hattin

   The site is  located on an extinct volcano. It was a Canaanite and Israelite city (Adamah?), but best known for the crucial battle between Saladin and the Crusaders in 1187.

Joshua 19 32-6: “The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, …

And the fenced cities are … Rakkath, and Chinnereth, and Adamah, …”

Nov 27, 2017


   A remarkable national park, with remains of a multi period settlement situated on a Kurkar sandstone cliff, and a Crusader fortress.

Nov 3, 2017 (Major update)

Tel Megiddo

  Megiddo was an important Biblical city. The site is situated on the gateway on the road linking North and South of Israel, about 30 Km south-east of Haifa.  The archeologists uncovered 26 layers of ancient cities.

1 Kings  9-15: “.. and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.”

Oct 10, 2017

Horvat Geres

  Ruins of a second temple period fortified village, west of Zur Hadasah. Identified as the village of Geresa.

Wars 4,9,1: “Vespesian…  also sent Lucius Annius to Gerasa.”

Sep 22, 2017

Kh. Jumjum

   Ruins of a second temple period fortified village, west of Gush Etzion.

Aug 26, 2017

Kh. Kilya, Rimonim

   Ruins of a Late Roman desert fortress, that was converted to a Byzantine monastery.

July 22, 2017

Tel Burna  (Bornat)

   Ruins of a multi-period Biblical city on a flat topped mound. A possible identification is Libnah.

Joshua 10:29): “Then Joshua … fought against Libnah:”.

June 26, 2017

Horvat Zakkur, Nirit

   Remains of a multi period settlement situated on the top of a high hill, on the north bank of Nahal Qana (Kanah), south of Nirit.

May 2, 2017 (Major update)

Sha’araim (“Two gates”)

   Remains of a Biblical city, dated to the times of David. Its name means “two gates”, which were found in the excavations of Khirbet Qeiyafa.

   1 Samuel 17:52: “… by the way to Sha’araim…”

Mar 24, 2017 (Major update)

Magdala (Migdal)

   Ruins of an Early Roman fisherman village, near the Arbel cliffs, on the shores of Sea of Galilee. Known as the birthplace of Mary Magdalene.

Mar 13, 2017


   Bronze and Iron age findings in the area between Ma’ale Michmash and Michmas.

1 Samuel 13:5: “And the Philistines gathered … and pitched in Michmash

Mar 3, 2017

Psagot – kh. Nisya

   Ruins of a Biblical city in the community of Psagot. This may have been the site of Joshua’s Ai.

Joshua 7:2:  “And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai…”

Jan 29, 2017

Wadi Natuf cave

   A famous prehistoric cave above the bank of the Natuf valley. It gave the name of an Early Man culture.

Jan 28, 2017

Horvat Aner (Neby Annir)

   Ruins of an ancient village in the Gofna mountain region in Samaria. Nearby is a memorial park with pools and springs.

Jan 19, 2017

Shiloh Altars

   Several Iron Age altars were found around the worship center of Shiloh.

    (Exodus 27:2):   “And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof…”.

Jan 13, 2017

Khirbet el-Qutt

 Ruins of a fortified village situated near the Lebonah ascent. Identified as Kfar Lakitia – one of the Roman garrisons at the end of the Bar- Kokhba revolt.

   Judges 21:19: “… from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah”.

Dec 17, 2016


   Kh. Tibneh, in the hill country of Ephraim, is identified as Timnath- Serah or Timnath-Heres – the burial-place of Joshua according to the Bible.

 Joshua 24: 30: “And they buried him … in Timnathserah…”.

Dec 12, 2016

Beit El – Jacob’s dream

   A sacred site in Beit El is suggested as the place of Jacob’s dream.

Genesis 28:12: “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder …”.

Nov 26, 2016


   The Biblical city of Arumah is situated on a steep hill southeast of Itamar. On its foothills are huge cisterns and ruins of Hasmonean fortifications.

Judges 9: 41: “And Abimelech dwelt at Arumah…”

Oct 2, 2016

Allon Road

Sites along the Allon Road, that crosses the eastern side of Samaria from North to South.

Sep 12, 2016

Kh. Marjameh

   Ruins of a Canaanite and Israelite major city located on a hill near Samiya spring.


Aug 25, 2016

Kh. Samiya

   A Roman/Byzantine and Ottoman period village, located near a spring on the foothills of Mt. Baal-Hazor.  A unique Middle Bronze cemetery is located on its west side.


July 23, 2016

Kh. Jibeit (Horvat Giv’it)

  Ruins of a multi period village, from the Early Bronze to the Ottoman period, on the side of Allon road in Samaria.


July 9, 2016

Maresha (2)

  Additional places near Tel Maresha – Sidonian burial caves,  ruins of St. Anna church, Roman milestone.

June 14, 2016

Tel Maresha

   Ancient Iron Age and Hellenistic period city, with an amazing underground lower city. A UNESCO World heritage site.

May 27, 2016

Saul’s Shoulder

   Observation point on Mt. Saul, overlooking the Jezreel valley and Mt. Gilboa. Named after King Saul and his sons who died here fighting the Philistines.

(2 Samuel 1:21): “Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew…”.

May 15, 2016

Hunin Fortress

  Ruins of a Crusaders frontier fortress, later fortified in the Ottoman period,  in the Upper Galilee.

May 6, 2016

Ateret Fortress

  Ruins of a Crusaders fortress, near a key river crossing over the Upper Jordan river.

Apr 23, 2016


  Impressive and well preserved Nabatean site, a station along the Incense route.

Apr 9, 2016

Har  Yeruham

   Prehistoric sites, including a settlement, tombs and temple, dated to the Middle Bronze 1  period.

Mar 28, 2016

Ashdod (Overview)

       This page is an overview of the ancient sites of Ashdod, with direction to its major ancient sites.

 (1 Samuel 5:1): “the Philistines took the ark of God,

and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod“.

Mar 24, 2016

Gath (Tel Zafit, Tell es-Safi)

   Tel Zafit (Tell es-Safi) is one of the largest Biblical sites in Israel. Settlement  started in the Early Bronze Age, and was occupied with some interruptions for 5,000 years until modern times. It is widely accepted by scholars as the Philistine city of Gath – the hometown of Goliath.

1 Samuel 5:8: “Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath”.

Feb 6, 2016

Tel ‘Erani

   Ruins of a large multi-period Canaanite city near Kiryat Gat, first fortified in the Early Bronze I period.

Jan 14, 2016

Zefat Fortress

Ruins of a huge fortress dated to the Crusaders and Mamluke periods, on a high hill above the city of  Zefat.


Matthew 5: 14: “A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”.

Jan 2, 2016

 Mashabei Sadeh

   Remarkably preserved village in the Negev Highland area, dated to the Intermediate Bronze period. – follow the Bible through the sites of the Holy Land

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