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Megiddo is an archaeological site and National Park in northern Israel and a popular destination for travellers interested in the history and archaeology of the region. It represents a large city mound on the southern edge of the Jezreel Valley and has been the site of several major battles. In 2005 Megiddo was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as part of the joint Bibical tels listing, alongside Hazor and Beer Sheva.
Flora and fauna
Tel Megiddo National Park is on Route 66 between Megiddo Junction and Yokne'am Junction, about 2 kilometers northwest of Megiddo junction. Kibbutz Megiddo lies nearby.
Megiddo is the site of biannual summer excavations  conducted by Tel Aviv University and a consortium of overseas institutions - volunteers are welcomed (fees apply for participation and college credit) on each campaign from all over the world.
There is a restaurant and several kiosks within the Visitors' Centre.