Muhraqa

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Muhraqa is the located on the N.E. angle of the Mount Carmel range overlooking the plain of Esdraelon. The site is the traditional location of the sacrifice of Elijah the Prophet mentioned in 1 Kings 18. After winning a competition (under the supervision of King Ahab of Megiddo fame) with the prophets of Baal to prove whose God was real, the prophets were executed here. Identification of the site dates to at least the 13th century. The chapel we visited here was built in 1883 and is owned by the Carmelites, a Catholic religious order.

Muhraqa - Muhraqa
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Muhraqa
Muhraqa - Holy place sign
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Holy place sign
Muhraqa - Muhraqa
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Muhraqa
Muhraqa - Entering
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Entering
Muhraqa - Carmelite Monastery
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Carmelite Monastery
Muhraqa - Statue of Elijah
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Statue of Elijah
Muhraqa - Statue of Elijah
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Statue of Elijah
Muhraqa - Statue of Elijah
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Statue of Elijah
Muhraqa - Chapel
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Chapel
Muhraqa - Chapel
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Chapel
Muhraqa - Garden
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Garden
Muhraqa - Chapel
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Chapel
Muhraqa - Olive trees
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Olive trees
Muhraqa - Valley of Armageddon
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Valley of Armageddon
Muhraqa - Valley
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Valley
Muhraqa - Valley
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Valley
Muhraqa - Mount Tabor
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Mount Tabor
Muhraqa - Mount Tabor
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Mount Tabor
Muhraqa - Hills
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Hills
Muhraqa - Garden
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Garden
Muhraqa - Garden
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Garden
Muhraqa - Garden
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Garden
Muhraqa - Fields
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Fields
Muhraqa - Concrete building
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Concrete building
Muhraqa - Fields
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Fields
Muhraqa - Fields
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Fields
Muhraqa - Fields
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Fields
Muhraqa - Empty building
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Empty building
Muhraqa - Empty building
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Empty building
Muhraqa - Building
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Building

Where the heart goes, the sole will follow (Giancarlo Esposito on running)