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Interesting but short on information,

It is fascinating to see these remains of nearly 6,000 years of human habitation. However, when I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
happytraveller40
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Exeter UK
Worth a visit

Underrated, and underexposed, but if you're familiar with the ancient history of the land, its a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JJW18
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is fascinating to see these remains of nearly 6,000 years of human habitation. However, when I visited there was no-one at all on the site (not even anyone to take my entrance fee) and the information centre was not open so there was no-one to ask any questions and minimal information displayed on boards, I would have liked a lot more informatioon

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Underrated, and underexposed, but if you're familiar with the ancient history of the land, its a must see. The site has been somewhat excavated, and takes around an hour or so to wander through

Thank JJW18
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is a nice lookout point from Mount Grezim looking out over the city of Nablus (ancient Schkem).

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a smaller site, but with huge significance (Genesis 12 Abraham crossing into Shechem). There is a SMALL museum and friendly attendant. Free admission. There is also a movie room to watch more on the history. Outside are the grounds to explore. There is very little information, signage or descriptions of what you are exactly looking at.

Thank jsimmons
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

There is a lot to see and examine for history and archeology lovers. Whenever I am there, I always walk the whole route maintained for visitors to try.

Thank Ghadeer N
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We almost skipped this place but were so glad we took the time to go. The presentation is really well done with a video documentary and a guided tour of the site. We weren't charged any fees for our visit which is unfortunate because it was well worth paying for and some funds could help improve the park by updating some faded signage. If you are keen on archeology this place is a real gem.

Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

what makes it interesting:. it's a frame of old Nablus before Flavia Neapolis . which it was take the water from ( well : Ain Difna ) and the ancient artifacts they found in the area .
they show you a really good film in 13 minute talk about the history of Tal Balata, until now.

Thank AlaHammouz
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This site is located in the eastern side of the city nearby Balata refuge camp just 200 meters away from Jacob's well. it is nice to make a quick visit in your way to Jacob's well. it is not "huge ancient city" just fine good ruins of the Canaanite era. they have a small museum with a fascinating collection & you can also watch a documentary video of about 12 min prepared by the Dutch university who improved the place recently.

it is free entry

Thank 402husseink
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

This site isn't as large as some of the others in the region - smaller than Tell Megiddo, about the same size as Tell es-Sultan in Jericho. But it's still a fascinating visit. There's a small on-site museum with some amazing finds from the site, ranging from the chalcolithic to Roman eras. The video introduction which is played is also very helpful to get a lot of context for the site - unlike the two other Canaanite sites I mentioned earlier, there's not a lot of explanation on the signs identifying each of the ruins. Something that still needs improving here.

The gate by the entrance we chose wasn't staffed as we entered, so we had to go seek out the staff in their office in the main building. The attendant was very helpful once we made ourselves known.

In terms of preservation and excavation, the most visually obvious and exciting parts were the city wall (comparatively well preserved for the era) and double-chambered gateway, as well as the central temple area. Down the other end of the site there are still olives growing amongst the ruins - very Palestinian!

If you're coming to Nablus, it's well worth a visit for historical significance as an early city-state, although without some of the visual splendour of the old city or Roman ruins.

Thank 445patrickh
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