Sites & cities that bear the name of Dor


First trace of activity : ca. 21st century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 7th century C.E
Recorded names : Tel Dor, Dora, τὰ Δῶρα, Tantura, דוֹר ,דאר, Khirbet el-Burj

Description : Tel Dor (Hebrew: דוֹר or דאר, meaning "generation", "habitation"; Arabic: Khirbet el-Burj), is an archeological site located on Israel's Mediterranean coast next to modern moshav Dor, about 30 kilometers (19 mi) south of Haifa, and 2.5 kilometers (1.6 mi) west of Hadera. Lying on a small headland at the north side of a protected inlet, it is identified with D-jr of Egyptian sources, Biblical Dor, and with Dor/Dora of Greek and Roman sources.The documented history of the site begins in the Late Bronze Age (though the town itself was founded in the Middle Bronze Age, c. 2000 BC), and ends in the Crusader period. The port dominated the fortunes of the town throughout its 3000-old year history. Its primary role in all these diverse cultures was that of a commercial entrepot and a gateway between East and West. The remains of the Arab village of Tantura lie a few hundred meters south of the archaeological site, as does the modern kibbutz and resort of Nahsholim.

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