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Battle of Megiddo

Many battles have taken place near the town of Megiddo, Palestine, but only those during the last three and a half millennia are known.

Megiddo is a tel, a hill made of 26 layers of the ruins of ancient cities in a strategic location at the head of a pass through the Carmel ridge, which overlooks the Jezreel Valley from the south. Megiddo was a site of great importance in ancient world, as it guarded the western branch of via maris[?], an ancient trade route from Egypt to Mesopotamia.

The site was inhabited from 7000 BC to 500 BC. Modern Megiddo is nearby. The neighboring Mount Megiddo (Har-megiddo in Hebrew), gave its name to the Armageddon of the Christian Bible.

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Battle of Megiddo 1469 BC is the first battle in all of history for which there is reliable information.

In the Battle of Megiddo, Pharaoh Tutmoses III[?] conquered Canaan, which was an early expansion of the Egyptian Empire.

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Battle of Megiddo 609 BC, between the forces of Egypt and the Kingdom of Judah.

Egyptians, rushing to help Assyrians, their allies against the Babylonians, were blocked on via maris by the army of Judah, led by its king Josiah. Judah lost, and Josiah was killed. However, Egypt was not able to assist the Assyrians, and they fell to Babylon four years later.

Battle of Megiddo September 19-21, 1918 was an important milestone in General Edmund Allenby's conquest of Palestine during World War I.

The battle consisted of a massive push into the Ezdraelon Valley[?] from the west, through the Karmel ridge then engulfment of Turkish forces in the valley and on the Jordan river

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