The Na'aman river, far away to the south, used to be closer to the Tel, but its natural flow was diverted to the south at modern times.
Akko started to be inhabited in the early Bronze period (3rd Millennium BC) and reached its peak at the middle of the Bronze age (16-18C BC). It continued to function as one of the major cities in the region until the late Hellenistic period (2nd C BC).
Brief history of Tel Akko:
16TH C BC Mentioned as "Aak" of the tribute-lists of Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmoses III
14TH C BC Mentioned in the Amarna letters, a 14th century BC Egyptian archive of clay tablets
8-6TH C BC Major port for the Phoenicians (from Sidon); city named "Ace"
701BC Assyrian Sancheriv intrusion into Israel - stops in Akko
6Th -4THC BC Persians conquer the city and expand it to the west; Phoenicians control under Persian rule
332BC Greek rule starts: Alexander the Great takes control
2nd C BC The city relocates west; the city in the Tel declines
1190AD Crusaders used the hill as a base during the siege on the Arabs in Acre
1799 Napoleon's 9-weeks siege on the City against the Ottomans and a British warship; the siege failed and Napoleon retreated back to Egypt
17.5.1948 During the independence war, Israel forces bombarded the Arab city from the hill
Argeological digs are ongoing and the Tel is easy accessible by steps and walk ways from all sides.
The cache is located near the staue of Napoleon on top of the Tel from where you have a beautiful view point and can realize the strategic value of the ancient site. [Bring your own pen!]
Here as extra reward for finding the cache a banner you can put on your profile page!
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