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About Tel Hazor



Tel Hazor also Hatzor, present day Tell el-Qedah, is a tell above the site of ancient Hazor. Hazor was an ancient city located in the Upper Galilee, north of the Sea of Galilee, between Ramah and Kadesh, on the high ground overlooking LakeMerom.

The expedition to Hazor in the mid-1950s under Yigal Yadin was the most important archaeological excavation undertaken by Israelin its early years of statehood. It is the largest archaeological site in northern Israel, featuring an upper tell of 30 acres and a lower city of more than 175 acres.

In 2005, the remains of Hazor were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as part of the Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba