Tell Abu Shusha
Tell Abu Shusha is Gaba Hippeon a city founded by King Herod for as a base for his cavalry forces. Since as early as 2000 BCE, the city guarded one of the main roads into the Jezreel Valley.
Megiddo is the jewel in the crown of biblical archaeology. Strategically perched above the most important land route in the ancient Near East, the city dominated international traffic for over 6,000 years — from ca. 7,000 B.C.E. through to biblical times. As civilizations came and went, succeeding settlements at ancient Megiddo were built on the ruins of their predecessors, creating a multi-layered archaeological legacy that abounds in unparalleled treasures that include monumental temples, lavish palaces, mighty fortifications, and remarkably-engineered water systems.