The Megiddo Junction is an intersection of Highways 65 and 66 in northern Israel, at the exit from the mountain pass coming up through Wadi Ara into the Jezreel Valley. It is named for the nearby ruins of the biblical city of Megiddo known as Armageddon, the sites of several historic battles. Adjacent to the junction is the large Megiddo Prison, less than a kilometre to the northwest is kibbutz Megiddo; the five kilometre stretch of Highway 65 east towards Afula is called Kvish HaSargel, lit.'the Ruler Road', since it is flat and straight as a ruler. This is a important junction for the residents of the northern district of Israel, because it sits at the entrance to the Wadi Ara mountain pass which connects the North to the Trans-Israel Highway and other highways in Israel's coastal plain and, by that, to the rest of the country, its importance diminished when Highway 6 was completed all the way to the Ein Tut interchange near Ramot Menashe in 2009. The junction and Highway 66 can now be used as an alternate route for reaching Highway 6 via another mountain pass, Wadi Milek, located northwest of Wadi Ara.
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Megiddo is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the Jezreel Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Megiddo Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 847; the kibbutz is located near Megiddo Junction, the intersection of highways 65 and 66. The junction is the site of a high-security prison. In Christian apocalyptic literature, Mount Megiddo, the hill overlooking the valley where the current kibbutz is located, is identified as the site of the final battle between the forces of good and evil at the end of time, known as Armageddon and mentioned in the New Testament in Revelation 16:16; the kibbutz is located near the site of the several Battles of Megiddo and Tel Megiddo, a rich archeological site. According to the Bible, the town was apportioned to the tribe of Manasseh. In 2005, Israeli archeologists discovered the remains of an ancient church the oldest in the Holy Land, under the grounds of the prison. Authorities are speculating about moving the prison. Tel Megiddo is considered one of the most ancient settlements in the Middle East.
It guarded the western branch of a narrow trade route connecting Ancient Egypt and Assyria. The site was inhabited from 7000 BCE to 586 BCE though the first significant remains date to the Chalcolithic period. However, the town experienced a decline in the Early Bronze-Age IV period, but the city was somewhat revived around 2000 BCE. Following massive construction, the town reached its largest size in the Middle Bronze-Age, at 10–12 hectares. Though the city was subjugated by Thutmose III, it still prospered, a massive and elaborate palace was constructed in the Late Bronze Age; the city was destroyed around 1150 BCE, the area was resettled by what some scholars have identified as early Israelites, before being replaced with an unwalled Philistine town. When the Israelites captured it, though, it became an important city, before being destroyed by Aramaean raiders, rebuilt, this time as an administrative center for Tiglath-Pileser III's occupation of Samaria. However, its importance soon dwindled, it was abandoned around 586 BCE.
Since that time Megiddo has remained uninhabited, surviving ruins pre-dating 586 BCE have had no new settlements to disturb the ruins. Since the town of Lajjun was built near the site, but without any new inhabitance or disturbance of its ruins; the Battle of Megiddo was fought during World War I between Allied troops, led by General Edmund Allenby, the defending Ottoman army near to the site of the ancient ruin. The kibbutz was founded on 2 February 1949 by a gar'in of Holocaust survivors from Hungary and Poland who organized at the end of World War II and fought in the 1948 Arab–Israeli war. At first the members settled on the ruins of the Arab village al-Lajjun and several years relocated to a nearby hill. In 1952 a gar ` in of migrants from Mexico joined the kibbutz. In 1959 another gar'in of migrants from Argentina and in the next years more gar'ins joined and youth organizations volunteered in the kibbutz but the population did not grow as members left the kibbutz; the kibbutz had problems developing demographically and economically.
The number of residents remained low, with a high turnover of residents since until the late 1990s. In November 2000, due to demographic problems and economic instability, members of the kibbutz decided to change the lifestyle and structure of the kibbutz in a way that every member is now responsible for their own livelihood and the kibbutz only provides some welfare services; the members of the kibbutz decided to transfer the ownership of the housing units and businesses from the kibbutz to the residents. In 2007 two new neighborhoods were built on the west and northern parts of the kibbutz with 108 housing units. Megiddo is twinned with: Ixelles, Belgium Legio Megiddo Regional Council
Kagaku Sentai Dynaman
Kagaku Sentai Dynaman is the seventh installment of Toei Company's Super Sentai metaseries. It aired on TV Asahi from February 5, 1983, to January 1984, with a total of 51 episodes. Six episodes of the series were shown in the United States on the USA Network's Night Flight and alternately Nickelodeon's Special Delivery throughout 1988 as a dubbed parody titled Dynaman; the Jashinka Empire rises from the depths of the Earth to conquer the world. To stop them, Dr. Kyutaro Yumeno assembles five inventors to his laboratory, Yumeno Invention Laboratory and gives them the power to become Dynamen; each member has their own goal, but as the Kagaku Sentai Dynaman, they are united to stop the Jashinka Empire in their tracks. The Yumeno Invention Center is a children's playground, which acts as a front for the Dynastation; the Dynamen are the first Super Sentai group to have their costumes made out of spandex. The team discontinued the use of capes and scarves, which were part of Super Sentai uniforms from Himitsu Sentai Gorenger to Dai Sentai Goggle-V. Hokuto Dan /Dyna Red: A kendō master from Hokkaido.
Responsible and headstrong, he lost his mother when he was young and sympathizes with children who suffered the loss of a parent. The master of all martial arts, he is a rank holder in kendo, karate and boxing, he is a champion motorcyclist. As an inventor, Dan's dream is to create an engine. Weapons: Dyna Swords Attacks: Magnum Square Punch Dyna Rod Attack: Red Fire Ryu Hoshikawa /Dyna Black: A descendant of Iga ninjas, he is skilled at the art of ninpou and invisibility and he never allows himself to miss a day of training. Comedic and cheerful, children take a liking to him; as an astronomer, he dreams of befriending alien life-forms. Weapons: Cross Cutter, Battle Tector Attacks: Strong Shower, Meteor Kick, Black Clone Art, Hiding in the Leaves, Hiding in the Smokes, 8 Step Kick, Ninja Arts Exhaustion, Ninja Arts Dance of Thick Fried Tofu, Attitude Change Arts, Black Spike Dyna Rod Attack: Black Star Flash Yosuke Shima /Dyna Blue: He is from Ishigaki Island. A swimmer and surfer who dreams of inventing artificial gills to allow people to breathe underwater and enjoy waterlife in all of its glory.
He has extensive knowledge of sealife. He despises losing, always wanting to make up for failures, his exclusive vehicles are the Attack Board. Weapons: Blue Frisbees, Jet Surfin', Attack Board Attacks: Flying Air Triangle, Twist Kick Dyna Rod Attack: Blue Water Whirlpool Kosaku Nango /Dyna Yellow: A nature lover from Kyushu who dreams to improve plant and farm breeds, aiming to develop new foods and flowers. Although he plays the clown, deep down he is serious man. Weapons: Chain Crushers Attacks: Yellow Attack, Yellow Grand Diving, Yellow Diving Punch Dyna Rod Attack: Yellow Lightning Fall Rei Tachibana /Dyna Pink: She dreams of inventing a machine in order to understand and communicate with animals despite her fear of cats. A skilled fencer, Rei dislikes fighting, but fights for the sake of protecting everyone's dream and the safety of the world. Weapons: Rose Saber, Flower Shield Attacks: Rose Finale Dyna Rod Attack: Pink Shocking Melody Dyna Brace: The team's transformation device. To transform, the team either calls their name by the team name together.
Dyna Rod: The team's sidearm. It fires an attack specific to their respective Dynaman. Dyna Punch: When a Dynaman flexes their arms, their biceps enlarge, allowing them to deliver a powerful punch. Super Dynamite: The finishing move of the team, they become a ball of light and fly into the enemy. New Super Dynamite: An upgraded version of Super Dynamite. Mach Dash: Rockets on their boots that make them run faster. Dyna Kicks: The team delivers consecutive kicks. Rod Spark: The Dyna Rods are put together and flash. Rod Beam: The team fires their Dyna Rods together. Dyna Falcon: Dyna Red's motorcycle. Dyna Machine: A truck for the rest of the team. Surf Jet: A surfboard type vehicle that Dyna Blue uses. Dy Jupiter: The flying fortress that stores Dyna Robo's mecha components. Dyna Robo: The giant robot, formed by the command "Fusion! Grand Slam", its primary weapon is the Science Sword, which it dest
Tel Megiddo is the site of the ancient city of Megiddo whose remains form a tell, situated in northern Israel near Kibbutz Megiddo, about 30 km south-east of Haifa. Megiddo is known for its historical and theological importance under its Greek name Armageddon. During the Bronze Age, Megiddo was an important Canaanite city-state and during the Iron Age, a royal city in the Kingdom of Israel. Megiddo drew much of its importance from its strategic location at the northern end of the Wadi Ara defile, which acts as a pass through the Carmel Ridge, from its position overlooking the rich Jezreel Valley from the west. Excavations have unearthed 26 layers of ruins; some Christians believe that Armageddon will be the site of the final battle between Jesus Christ and the kings of the Earth who go to war against Israel, as outlined in the Book of Revelation. The site is a World Heritage Site. Megiddo was known in the Akkadian language used in Assyria as Magaddu; the Book of Revelation mentions an apocalyptic battle at Armageddon, a Greek name of the site, derived from the Hebrew "Har Megiddo", meaning "Mount of Megiddo".
"Armageddon" has become a byword for the end of the world. Megiddo was a site of great importance in the ancient world, it guarded the western branch of a narrow pass on the most important trade route of the ancient Fertile Crescent, linking Egypt with Mesopotamia and Asia Minor and known today as Via Maris. Because of its strategic location, Megiddo was the site of several historical battles; the site was inhabited from 7000 BCE to 586 BCE though the first significant remains date to the Chalcolithic period. Megiddo's Early Bronze Age I temple has been described by its excavators as "the most monumental single edifice so far uncovered in the EB I Levant and ranks among the largest structures of its time in the Near East." The first wall was constructed in III period. The town experienced a decline in the Early Bronze Age IV period, but was somewhat revived around 2000 BCE. Following massive construction, the town reached its largest size in the Middle Bronze Age, at 10–12 hectares. Though the city was subjugated by Thutmose III, it still prospered, a massive and elaborate palace was constructed in the Late Bronze Age.
The city was destroyed around 1150 BCE, the area was resettled by what some scholars have identified as early Israelites, before being replaced with an unwalled Philistine town. When the Israelites captured it, though, it became an important city, before being destroyed by Aramaean raiders, rebuilt, this time as an administrative center for Tiglath-Pileser III's occupation of Samaria. However, its importance soon dwindled, it was abandoned around 586 BCE. Since that time it has remained uninhabited, preserving ruins pre-dating 586 BCE without settlements disturbing them. Instead, the town of al-Lajjun was built up near to the site, but without inhabiting or disturbing its remains. Kibbutz Megiddo is nearby, less than 1 kilometre to the south. Today, Megiddo Junction is on the main road connecting the center of Israel with lower Galilee and the north, it lies at the northern entrance to Wadi Ara, an important mountain pass connecting the Jezreel Valley with Israel's coastal plain. In 1964, during Pope Paul VI's visit to the Holy Land, Megiddo was the site where he met with Israeli dignitaries, including Israeli President Zalman Shazar and Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.
Famous battles include: Battle of Megiddo: fought between the armies of the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition led by the rulers of Megiddo and Kadesh. Battle of Megiddo: fought between Egyptian pharaoh Necho II and the Kingdom of Judah, in which King Josiah fell. Battle of Megiddo: fought during World War I between Allied troops, led by General Edmund Allenby, the defending Ottoman army. Megiddo has been excavated three times and is being excavated yet again; the first excavations were carried out between 1903 and 1905 by Gottlieb Schumacher for the German Society for the Study of Palestine. Techniques used were rudimentary by standards and Schumacher's field notes and records were destroyed in World War I before being published. After the war, Carl Watzinger published the remaining available data from the dig. In 1925, digging was resumed by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, financed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. continuing until the outbreak of the Second World War.
The work was led by Clarence S. Fisher, by P. L. O. Guy, Robert Lamon, Gordon Loud; the Oriental Institute intended to excavate the whole tel, layer by layer, but money ran out before they could do so. Today excavators limit themselves to a square or a trench on the basis that they must leave something for future archaeologists with better techniques and methods. During these excavations it was discovered that there were around 8 levels of habitation, many of the uncovered remains are preserved at the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem and the Oriental Institute of Chicago; the East Slope area of Megiddo was excavated to the bedrock to serve as a spoil area. The full results of that excavation were not publishe
Megiddo church (Israel)
To be distinguished from the Megiddo Church in America The ancient Megiddo church near Tel Megiddo, Israel is an archaeological site which preserves the foundations of one of the oldest church buildings discovered by archaeologists, dating to the 3rd century AD. The remains were found near Megiddo Prison, located a few hundred meters south of the tell and adjacent to Megiddo Junction in northern Israel; the area belonged to the ancient Roman town of Legio, known by its Hebrew name, Kefar ‘Otnay. In 2005, Israeli archaeologist Yotam Tepper of Tel-Aviv University discovered the remains of a church, believed to be from the third century, a time when Christians were still persecuted by the Roman Empire. Among the finds is an approx. 54-square-metre large mosaic with a Greek inscription stating that "The god-loving Akeptous has offered the table to God Jesus Christ as a memorial." The mosaic is well preserved and features geometrical figures and images of fish, an early Christian symbol. An inscription in the Megiddo church mentions a Roman officer, "Gaianus," who donated "his own money" to have a mosaic made.
The anthropologist Joe Zias, former curator for the Israel Antiquities Authority, said "My gut feeling is that we are looking at a Roman building that may have been converted to a church at a date." On the other hand, persecution of Christians was sporadic in the Roman Empire during the early third century. The archaeological may point to a date, placing the church in the last quarter of the 3rd or first quarter of the 4th century.<ref>Vassilios Tzaferis, Oldest Church Found? Inscribed "To God Jesus Christ" Early Christian Prayer Hall Legio, the Roman name of the town Lajjun, the Arabic name of the village Oldest churches in the world
Megiddo is the first EP by Norwegian black metal band Satyricon, the first release following their 1996 studio album Nemesis Divina. On the EP, the band commented, "Megiddo marked five years of Satyricon, it gave us the chance to break down some barriers and do something different." SatyriconSatyr – vocals, bass guitar, keyboards Frost – drumsSession musiciansGerlioz – synthesizer on "Night of Divine Power" Grothesk – synthesizer, programming on "Orgasmatron" Anders Odden – guitars, bass guitar on "Orgasmatron"
To Mega Therion (album)
To Mega Therion is the second studio album by Swiss extreme metal band Celtic Frost, released on 27 October 1985 by Noise Records. The cover artwork is a painting by H. R. Giger entitled Satan I; the album was a major influence on black metal genres. Ned Raggett in his review for AllMusic writes, "The bombastic'Innocence and Wrath' starts To Mega Therion off on just the appropriate note – Wagnerian horn lines, booming drums, a slow crunch toward apocalypse.... With that setting the tone, it's into the maddeningly wild and woolly Celtic Frost universe full bore, Warrior roaring out his vocals with glee and a wicked smile while never resorting to self-parodic castrato wails.'The Usurper' alone is worth the price of admission, an awesome display of Warrior's knack around brute power and unexpectedly memorable riffs." According to Raggett, "other prime cuts" include "Circle of the Tyrants", "Dawn of Megiddo", "Tears in a Prophet's Dream", "Eternal Summer" and "Necromantical Screams". Raggett concludes his review by stating that the album "is and remains death metal at its finest".
Canadian journalist Martin Popoff considers the album "a black metal landmark" and "the most consistent example of early death metal that exist". He remarks how "the band had decided to delve more unto the extreme" and praised Tom Warrior's "surprisingly accomplished" lyrics and the mix of death and doom metal with a pinch of ambient music. All songs written except where noted. Celtic FrostTom G. Warrior - guitars, effects, co-producer, assistant engineer Dominic Steiner - bass, bass effects Reed St. Mark - drums, effectsAdditional musiciansMartin Ain – bass Wolf Bender – French horn Claudia-Maria Mokri – additional vocals Horst Müller, Urs Sprenger – sound effects ProductionHorst Müller - producer, mixing Rick Lights - assistant engineer Karl Walterbach - executive producer To Mega Therion forum @ Celtic Frost official website Thomas Gabriel, Fischer. To Mega Therion. Celtic Frost. Berlin, Germany: Noise Records. N 0326-2. Fischer, Thomas Gabriel. Are You Morbid?: Into the Pandemonium of Celtic Frost.
London, UK: Sanctuary. ISBN 978-1860743108. Shapiro, Marc. "The Birth of Death: A Speed Demonology". Guitar presents Speed Demons of Metal, 6–9, 23, 110–112