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Address: | Road 80, Beersheba, Israel
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+972 8-699-2444

Tel Arad is one of Israel’s most important archaeological sites. A...

Tel Arad is one of Israel’s most important archaeological sites. A fortified Canaanite city and fortresses from the time of the kings of Judah have been unearthed at the site. The remains of a unique Judean temple and an extraordinary water plant from the times of the Judean kings were discovered in the fortresses. The national park offers campgrounds, a cafeteria and the opportunity to hold events there. A tour of Tel Arad takes between one to two hours.

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This is a well maintained site of significant historic interest. We had a guide and the whole tour was fascinating. I'd recommend a guide.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Adrian L
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a well maintained site of significant historic interest. We had a guide and the whole tour was fascinating. I'd recommend a guide.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We spent about 2 hours here wandering around the ruins. There were signs in English, Hebrew and Arabic with lots of historical information. It was very impressive and well maintained.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

About ten kilometers north of the new town of Arad on theeastern road.Abiblical town excavated by the archeologist Ruth Amiran from the Hebrew University,Great place famous for big number of clay letters in old Hebrew studied by computer dictionary with results of very high literacy level as11 century BC. vISIT ALSO THE iSRAELITE SANCTUARU AND CITADEL

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nabatean ruins in the heart of the Negev. Beautifully intact walls, and if you have a discerning eye you may spot some carved stone features or painted pot sherds. A pretty epic place if you're into archaeology or history.

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Beersheba, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Again a Biblical city, the one that didn't allow the Children of Israel to enter the Promised Land, fortifications form Cananean period and temple from the Israelite period. National Park, reached by car only...

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

It was my first time here at Tel Arad. It was a sunny day and there was humidity but it was worth it. Always take drinking water.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The place is defined as a National Park. Entrance fee required. If you do not stay to sleep, suitable for a visit of two to three hours. Those who are interested to sleep on site, there is an additional charge. You can spend the night in private tents. There is a communal kitchen and showers and toilets. Another option is... More 

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Or Yehuda, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Seeking adventure, outdoor thrills, “extreme” sport, superb views? Then the hike from Har Amasa (Mount Amasa) high up in the Hebron Mountains to the ruins of Tel Arad in the low-lying desert is just the ticket. We took a cab to Moshav Amasa, and immediately hooked up with the Israel Trail. It climbed up the peak of nearby Mount Amasa... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had a lovely afternoon exploring Ancient Arad. Parts of this site date back 5,000 years. It holds the "House of Yahweh", the only one discovered in the land of Israel. I'm not so good with dates or sequence of events, but this area would have been where the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. The place was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

I was fortunate to vist the ruins a couple years after they started excavating and then 7 year slater when much more had been uncovered. It is an amazing site to visit and in excellent shape - I always recommend any visitor to Israel visits here!

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