Great clip of panoramic view from the top of the tell

Louise Hitchcock has kindly uploaded to YouTube a video (taken by her husband Brian two weeks ago) giving a 360 degree panoramic view of Tell es-Safi/Gath and its surroundings, taken from the summit of the upper tell. The clip starts and ends from the north and gives a view, in the following order:
Ekron, Ramleh, Beth Shemesh area, Elah Valley, Sephelah and Judean hills, Maresha and Beth Guvrin, Lachish region, Tel Zayit region, Qiryat Gath region, Ashkelon, Qiryat Malachi, Ashdod, nearby power station, Kibbutz Kfar Menachem.

The clip gives a nice perspective on the importance of the viewpoints from the site and why it was so important a site in so many periods.

The clip was taken on the modern outlook point on the top of the tell, which was built above the remains of the Crusader castle, Blanch Garde.

Thanks Louise and Brian!


One thought on “Great clip of panoramic view from the top of the tell

  1. Achish Melek Gat

    Very nice! Late afternoon is maybe the most striking time to be on top of Tel Tzafit! And we all recognize the sound of that brisk afternoon wind, don’t we! :)


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