Returning to the Well of Ziklag and ANZAC

On the edge of Lahav Forest in the Northern Negev is the ancient Well of Ziklag, named after the ancient biblical city.

July 2, 2014 10:54
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Returning to the Well-1. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

 Local Bedouins say that our patriarch Abraham liked to drink its water, and although the legend is hard to confirm, the well did play an important role on the stage of history. One of the main events took place in 1917, when the ANZAC Mounted Division defeated the Turks and conquered Beersheba at the conclusion of a bloody battle that lasted five days. The well was recently restored by KKL-JNF and the Bnei Shimon Regional Council, and the site was opened last week and celebrated at a dedication ceremony attended by KKL-JNF representatives and local residents.

The new signs installed by KKL-JNF at the recently restored Well of Ziklag explain the history of the site and commemorate the heroism of ANZAC, the Australia and New Zealand Armored Corps. The dedication ceremony for the new site, which took place last Friday, June 20, 2014, was attended by KKL-JNF representatives and longtime local residents. Few tourists have visited the site lately, but anyone who visits the well now will be able to learn about the historic events that took place there.

                                        For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

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