The Israelite Stairwell and Postern Gate at Megiddo

While ascending Tel Megiddo, visitors can see the stairwell and postern gate that served as an alternative entry point into the city during the Iron Age or Israelite period. This access point on the northern end of the mound was likely used by individuals who wanted to enter or exit the city when the main gate was closed. Around two-thirds of the way up, the stairwell narrows and doglegs to the right to prevent any advance by an enemy.


The Israelite Stairwell and Postern Gate at Megiddo
Image Credit: Samson Tours

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