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The Tel Dan Nature Reserve is both one of Israel's most beautiful parks and an archaeological site dating from before the time of Abraham. The largest of the three sources of the Jordan River flows south from here creating a diverse abundance of flora and fauna. The park contains the remains of one of the two High Places where King Jeroboam of Israel erected altars to worship golden calves. An ancient, arched Canaanite gate from around the time of Abraham was also uncovered. In 1993, a stele of great Biblical importance was discovered. The inscription, from the late ninth century B.C.E., mentions the "House of David".
191m / 627ft above sea level (altitude)