Tel Avel Beit Ma`akha

Local nameאבל בית מעכה
LocationMetula, Israel

Tel Abel Beth Maacah, Arabic name: Tell Abil el-Qameḥ, is a large archaeological site consisting of a mound with a small upper northern section and a large lower southern one, connected by a saddle. It is located on the northern border of present-day Israel, about 2 km south of the town of Metulla and about 6.5 km west of Tel Dan.

The survey and excavations conducted so far have shown that the site had been inhabited during the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Persian, Hellenistic, Byzantine, Early Islamic, Crusader, Mamluk and Ottoman periods. However, the lower mound was not occupied after the Iron Age I, when occupation seems to have concentrated on the upper mound.

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Coordinates 33°15'30.753" N 35°34'49.152" E

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