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Ancient Tel Rehov

Located 2 miles from Beth-Shan in northern Israel Tel Rehov was one of the largest Iron Age cities in the Beth-Shan Valley in Israel. Occupied from the Middle Bronze Age to the Iron Age Rehov was undoubtedly a major city during the time of the Biblical Judges and the Israelite monarchy. The Bible and extra-Biblical historical sources mention cities named Rehov but apparently not this one. The only definite reference to this site is in Egyptian sources dating to the New Kingdom (15th - 12th century BC).

Excavations have revealed successive occupational layers - large well-preserved buildings - the remains of the Iron Age II city which was destroyed by the Assyrians in the eighth century BC - a unique pottery cult stand from the tenth century BC - and clay figurines ...

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