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The springs at Dan are the beginning of the Dan River, the largest of of the three sources feeding into the Jordan River.
Walking along the outside of the wall leading to the Israelite Gate.
Remnants of cultic worship. A shrine set up just outside the Israelite Gate, similar to what is described in 2 Kings 23:8. "...the shrines of the gates, which were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua, the city prefect - which were on a person's left as he entered the city gate."
Cultic standing stones outside the Israelites gate at Dan.
Entering the Israelite Gate on the left.
Inside the Israelite gate complex. On the left you can see the remains of the seat where a person of importance would have sat.
The seat inside the gate. The spheres at each corner of the seat were the bases of pillars which would have supported a canopy for shade.
One of our group walking north up the altar's steps.
Jeroboam's cultic site. The altar was on the left and the platform where the golden calf sat is on the right.
Looking at the frame replica of Jeroboam's altar at Tel Dan.
This gate is one of two in the world this old that are still standing. The other is at Ashkelon. This gate dates back to the time of Abraham, and many call it "The Abraham Gate."
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