Tel Gezer National Park

Local nameגן לאומי תל גזר
LocationIsrael

Gezer, or Tel Gezer, also known as Abu Shusheh, is an archaeological site in the foothills of the Judaean Mountains at the border of the Shfela region roughly midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It is now an Israeli national park. In the Hebrew Bible, Gezer is associated with Joshua and Solomon.

It became a major fortified Canaanite city-state in the first half of the 2nd millennium BCE. It was later destroyed by fire and rebuilt. The Amarna letters mention kings of Gezer swearing loyalty to the Egyptian Pharaoh. Its importance was due in part to the strategic position it held at the crossroads of the ancient coastal trade route linking Egypt with Syria, Anatolia and Mesopotamia, and the road to Jerusalem and Jericho, both important trade routes.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gezer

Official Website https://inature.info/wiki/%D7%92%D7%9F%20%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%99%20%D7%AA%D7%9C%20%D7%92%D7%96%D7%A8

Coordinates 31°51'34.918" N 34°55'21.611" E

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