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Tubas Valley - Landscape Unit 14

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This chapter describes the sites of Tubas valley such as Taiyasir, Khallet et-Tawileh, Khirbet Fuqahah, el-Miqwaq(B), el-Miqwaq (A), ej-Jelameh, and el-Murhan. For each site, the site type, topography, rock type, soil type, and the cultivated crops are outlined. Taiyasir is a small Arab village between Tubas Valley and Upper Wadi Malih. The ancient pass and the new road from the Tubas Valley to the Jordan pass inside the village. The Moslem geographer, el-Muqaddasi (985 C.E.) mentions two postal stations from Beth Shean to Taiyasir and one more toward Shechem. Khallet et-Tawileh is a small site in a ravine named Khallet et-Tawileh, a hilly range separating the valleys Tubas and Zebabdeh. Wadi Fuqahah is south of the site, which is about 2 km northeast of Tubas.

Keywords: Beth Shean; Khallet et-Tawileh; Shechem; Taiyasir; Tubas Valley



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