Tel Dan

Dan, now Tel al-Qazi, is a city mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, described as the northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel, and belonging to the tribe of Dan.

circa 1750 BCE

Eastern most Canaanite bronze age gate, is made of mud bricks on top of megalithic basalt standing stones. Dubbed as the Abraham's Gate, due to the biblical story that Abraham traveled to Dan to rescue his nephew Lot.

circa 870–750 BCE

Gate of Judgement, the iron age 4-chambered Israelite gate. It is accessed via an open area in front of it.

circa 870–750 BCE

Cult Temple, which was extended by Jeroboam, the Bible described the acts of Jeroboam son of Nebat, erecting a golden calf and building an altar in Dan. The purpose of the ritual place was to serve as an alternative worship site for Jerusalem, after dividing the Kingdom.

circa 870–750 BCE

Wall along the south-eastern flank built of un-hewn basalt stones

circa 870–750 BCE

Remains of the ancient Dan, residential area

circa 870–750 BCE

The Tel Dan Stele, highlighted in white - the sequence BYTDWD. It is a broken stele (inscribed stone) discovered in 1993–94 during excavations at Tel Dan in northern Israel/Palestine. It consists of several fragments making up part of a triumphal inscription in Aramaic, left most probably by Hazael of Aram-Damascus, an important regional figure in the late 9th century BCE. It was found within the remains of the city wall, close to the entrance of the outer iron age gate.

circa 870–750 BCE

Tourist map of the site

circa 870–750 BCE

Dan Spring, one of the sources of the Dan River.

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