Other Archaeological Sites / The Neolithic of the Levant (500 Page Book Online)
Tanaach lies on the edge of the Plain of Armageddon midway between Megiddo and Jenin. It was excavated in 1901-4 by Professor Ernst Sellin who traced four levels of the mound. The earliest level dated from about 2500 to 1700 BC thus it would have been a city of some importance when Abraham came to Canaan. After returning from Egypt the Hebrews eventually took over Taanach (Judges:1:27) and it was one of their supply cities during the reigns of David and Solomon (I Kings:4:12). Apparently Solomon placed some of his horses and chariots here as attested by the fact that the excavator found lines of stone posts with tie holes which later were identified as horse stables -- similar to those found at Megiddo, Gezer, Hazor and other strategic cities of Palestine. Taanach is listed on the Ammon temple walls at Thebes as one of the cities raided by King Shishak (Sheshonk I) during his invasion of Palestine in 922 BC ...