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Tel Hazor

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Clifflena Tiah Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Apr 29, 2023 03:35 PM History
Tel Hazor (Hebrew: תל חצור‎‎) is an archaeological site located in the southern Hula Valley overlooking Lake Merom. From the Middle Bronze Age to the Israelite period in the ninth century B.C., Hazor was the largest fortified city in the region. It served as a commercial center with links to Babylon and Syria. In the Book of Joshua, Hazor is described as “the head of all those kingdoms” (Josh. 11:10).

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settlement, archaeological site


Yigal Yadin launched an archaeological expedition to Hazor in the mid-1950s. In northern Israel, Tel Hazor is the largest archaeological site, with the upper tell covering ca. 30 acres while the lower city covers more than 175 acres. In 2005, Hazor was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the “Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba”.

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Clifflena Tiah, Jeffrey Becker, Carolin Johansson, Noah Kaye, Tom Elliott, and Rune Rattenborg, 'Tel Hazor: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 22 June 2024]

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