My Intro to Israel, Day 4, Scene 4
Tel Dan is one of the most important sites for the archaeological and historical recovery of ancient Israel. The city of Dan represented the northern border of the biblical kingdom of Israel. It was here, 2900 years ago, that King Hazael of Damascus punctuated his invasion of Israelite territory with the erection of the famous House of David inscription, the oldest document to mention the historical King David. It is here that visitors can explore King Jeroboams temple, which the Hebrew Bible indicates he established to house the golden calf and challenge the temple in Jerusalem for religious supremacy. (from Tel Dan Excavations)
In fact, this blown-up mine sweeper was right opposite Jeroboams temple. Our guide said it was from the 1967 War. Within a few hundred feet of this wreck was also an Israeli bunker from the 1967 War, where I got injured. The details are in the note for the WS photo of the interior of the bunker.
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İsraile Önsözüm, Gün 4, Sahne 4
Tel Dan eski İsrailin arkeolojik ve tarihsel geri kazanılması için en önemli yerlerden biridir. Dan şehri, İsrail'in İncilsel krallığının kuzey sınırını temsil eder. Şam'ın Kralı Hazaelin tarihi Kral [Hz.] Davuddan söz eden en eski belge olan ünlü Davud Hanedanı kitabesini dikerek, İsrail topraklarının işgalini 2900 yıl önce burada noktaladı. Burada ziyaretçiler İbrani Kutsal Kitabın bahsettiği Kral Yarovam'ın altın buzağı barındırarak ve Yeriselamdaki tapınağın dini üstünlüğüne meydan okumak için kurduğu tapınağı keşfedebilirler. (Tel Dan Kazılarından)
Aslında, bu infilak etmiş mayın temizleme aracı tam Yarovam'ın tapınağının karşısındaydı. Rehberimiz onun 1967 Savaşından kaldığını söyledi. Bu enkaza bir kaç yüz ayak içinde de yaralandığım 1967 Savaşıdan bir İsrail sığınağı vardır. Ayrıntılar sığınağın içinin WS fotoğrafı için nottadır.
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emka (81006) 2014-07-11 23:32
I hope that the wound you got in bunker was not serious. I see you were more attracted to these new ruins than ancient. So sad that such views are not history yet. The Six Day War is over long time but so many years of no peace and there is no sign that it can change in near future. Interesting for those who love rusty objects.
You move so slowly in your travelogue. I am wondering what will be next?
I wanted to see Safed but I was with organized tour and the places related with Christendom were more important then synagogues or Israel culture :( (and after that I promised myself never to go with a tour again)
Warm regrads Malgo
WArm regrads MAlgo
ikeharel (58967) 2014-07-12 0:54
An old tractor that was left to rust and for the story told maybe, not too sure about - a landmines sweeper. However it can be true, as used many simple tractors and machines back in 1967, to remove the abundance of mines scattered in the area.
The WS pic. show well the defending bunker, where you had your share of defense... but hope now you have no mark left from there.
Best regards, and thanks for the note - and yes, the Google translate is OK.
jhm (140713) 2014-07-12 0:56
I which world we life, hundred years ago War, today yet always war.
When become people something smarter, I don't know!
Everyone can with peace life together, yes hand in hand with a lot love, but why not!
Lovely composition, nice presentation.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
seres76 (1072) 2014-07-12 2:14
Süpersiniz... Hikayeler bir harika. WS'uda inceledim. Sayenizde bilgileniyoruz...
arnie (1803) 2014-07-12 4:15
Interesting piece of history, nice capture with very interesting notes. Perhaps one day people will realise the futility of armed conflict as we see now in Gaza with so many people killed. Hope your injury is now healed hopefully yours was the only blood spilt in that bunker. The bunker shot was taken from a good angle that gives the view of what the soldier must have been looking at with the gun mounting.
macjake (57502) 2014-07-12 4:24
Well, i certainly wouldn't want to be the person who has to operate the mine sweeper! yikes!
personally, i love this sort of subject.
lots of history here.
glad to hear you got out of the bunker without serious injury, but it sounds like your DNA is there for a lifetime :)
enjoy your weekend
marabu61 (8757) 2014-07-12 5:59
Now that is quite a story with your drop in the bunker, I hope you where not seriously hurt though.
Yes, the troubled past of Israel can be seen all over the country and this mine sweeper is a good example to this. Still they could have cleared it from this ancient and significant archeological site anyway.
have a great weekend
jcpix (13708) 2014-07-13 10:30
Geez Murat, you really, and literally, know how to leave your mark on the places you visit! :) Glad it wasn't terribly serious, and you at least have a "fun" story to tell as a reminder. This mine sweeper has obviously seen it's better days, but these are the types of subjects I find irresistible to photograph whenever the situation presents itself, full of weathered textures and rustic colors. She may not be pretty, but one mans trash is another mans treasure. :) Have a great afternoon. Take it easy.
ChrisJ (100200) 2014-07-15 2:11
A stark contrast between the rusted mine sweeper, (which I at first thought was an old tank from the 1967 war, then a bulldozer) and the bg ruins of the ancient temple of King Jeroboam. What was he thinking when he wanted to worship a golden calf? Looks to have a slight blueish tint on my screen, easily fixed by adding about 5% yellow. Tfs!
jmdias (56667) 2014-07-16 2:30
curious they left this old tank here, maybe to remember the event of war in 1967 and to remember they never can be distract. very nice details and note.
Miguel82 (24735) 2014-08-29 4:59
Great record from your visit of that archeological site, the wreck of a bulldozer and ruins in the bg are visible, very sharp picture Murat, see you
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14257)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-25
- Categories: Transportation, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, RAW, Vivitar Series 1 HD CPL 67mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-11 19:34