Sites & cities that bear the name of Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi

Today in : Israel
First trace of activity : ca. 10,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 14th century C.E
Recorded names : עֵין גֶּדִי, Ain Jidy, Hazazon-tamar, Hazezon Tamar, Hatzatzon-Tamar, Hazezontamar, ḥaṣṣōn tāmār, Tell el-Jurn, Tel Goren, Chalcolithic Temple of Ein Gedi, Mikveh Cave, Moringa Cave

Description : Ein Gedi (Hebrew: עֵין גֶּדִי‎), literally "spring of the kid (young goat)" is an oasis and a nature reserve in Israel, located west of the Dead Sea, near Masada and the Qumran Caves. Ein Gedi was listed in 2016 as one of the most popular nature sites in the country. The site attracts about one million visitors a year. Neolithic At Mikveh Cave archaeologists found Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) flint tools and an arrowhead. Chalcolithic A Chalcolithic temple (ca. mid-fourth millennium BCE) belonging to the Ghassulian culture was excavated on the slope between two springs, Ein Shulamit and Ein Gedi. More Chalcolithic finds were made at the Moringa and Mikveh Caves. Bronze Age No traces of Bronze Age settlement have been found at Ein Gedi. Iron Age The remains of the Iron Age settlement at Ein Gedi are located at a tell on the north bank of Wadi Arugot, known in Arabic as Tell el-Jurn and in Hebrew as Tel Goren. The first permanent Iron Age settlement was Judean and was established around 630 BCE. The site was destroyed or abandoned after the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 587/86 BCE.

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