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& the battle of Armageddon

Megiddo lies at the head of a mountain pass at the western end of the valley of Jezreel. It has a history that spans more than 3500 years. It was destroyed and rebuilt more than 20 times on the same spot. In the New Testament Book of Revelation (16:14-16) it is marked as the site of the last great battle of the world: Armageddon (derrived from the Hebrew for Har Megiddo).  King Solomon fortied the city in the 10th century BC (1 Kings 9:15).  The ancient water system dating from the time of King Ahab (9th century BC) is still preserved to this day.  It consists of a large shaft sunk through the rock to a depth of 120 feet, where it meets a tunnel cut through for a distance of 215 feet to a spring outside the city. 



Tunnel cut through rock leading to spring
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