Battle of MegiddoMany battles have taken place near the town of Megiddo, Palestine, but only those during the last three and a half millennia are known.
Megiddo is a tel, a hill made of 26 layers of the ruins of ancient cities in a strategic location at the head of a pass through the Carmel ridge, which overlooks the Jezreel Valley from the south. Megiddo was a site of great importance in ancient world, as it guarded the western branch of Via Maris, an ancient trade route from Egypt to Mesopotamia.
A list of these battles is brought below:
Battle of Megiddo 1469 BC is the first battle in all of history for which there is reliable information.
Egyptians, rushing to help Assyrians, their allies against the Babylonians, were blocked on via maris by the army of Judah, led by its king Josiah. Judah lost, and Josiah was killed. However, Egypt was not able to assist the Assyrians, and they fell to Babylon four years later.
Battle of Megiddo September 19-21, 1918 was an important milestone in General Edmund Allenby's conquest of Palestine during World War I.