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Summary

Tel Akko

Class:

  • Rural settlement
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

ACCO

ACCO - Tell el-Fukhar - Acre - Akka

Siege of Acre (1189-191)

Third Crusade.

Siege of Acre - Fall of Acre

1291 - fall of Akka(Acco)

Acre(Akko)

Acre(Akko)

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The Biblical city of Akko (Acre) is located east to the old city, and located on a large Tel (Mound, Heap) east of the old city, on the north bank of the Na'aman (Belus) river.  The city originated in the Bronze period, and was abandoned in the late Hellenistic period, when the new city moved closer to the sea.

The hill was reused in later periods for brief times, such as being a base for the sieges of the Crusaders (1099) and Napoleon's Army (1799).Today, the site is in ruins. The neighborhoods of the modern city of Akko  are located to the east and north of the Tel.  On the western foothills  is the city's  soccer field.