Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley

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Solomon accumulated chariots and horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses, which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem. I Kings 10:26

Tel Megiddo Ruins

Part of the ruins of Megiddo
Megiddo was one of Solomon's chariot cities
A sign at the ruins of the Northern Palace
A sign describing the water system at Megiddo
Descending the water system at Megiddo
Inside the Megiddo water system
A view of the ruins at Megiddo (360 Panorama)
Descending the water system at Megiddo (360 Panorama)
Part of the underground water system at Megiddo (360 Panorama)

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 (note: Armageddon is the Jezreel Valley in Arabic or Megiddo Valley).

Jezreel Valley

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The Jezreel Valley, looking east from Megiddo
Looking across the fertile Jezreel Valley from Megiddo
The Jezreel Valley from Megiddo (360 Panorama)

So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. Elijah went before the people and said, ‘How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.’ 1 Kings 18 20-21 (Read the full story in 1 Kings 18).

Mount Carmel

Reading our Bibles on Mount Carmel
The view from Mount Carmel, at the western end of the Jezreel Valley
Reading the story of Elijah on Mount Carmel (360 Panorama)