Beth-Pelet overview
Modern name(s) Tell el-Farah South
Region Egypt : Settlements
Section Sinai
Latitude 31.28204041 N suggest info
Longitude 34.48253219 E
Status Accurate location
Info Tell el-Far'ah (South) is close to an ancient route connecting Egypt with Syria and Mesopotamia. Situated along the Nahal Besor, the site lies on the border of the arid zone. This position between the desert and the sown characterizes the importance of Tell el-Far'ah. At the periphery of empires and regional states, the site was instrumental in administrating economic and political contacts with the pastoral people to its south.

In addition to its regional importance, the site often served the needs of ancient empires such as Egypt, Assyria, or the Achaemenids. The area was an interface of the geopolitical interests of Egypt and the ancient Near Eastern continental empires. These continental empires had to struggle with opposition forces at their periphery which formed coalitions against the center. Such events were already a deadly threat to these empires and their activities against these coalitions at the periphery constitute a structural pattern in their policies.

source: Israel Excavation Project
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31.282040, 34.482532 === 31.282040 N, 34.482532 E === 31° 16' 55.3" N, 34° 28' 57.1" E
Nearest sites Tel Gamma, Tell Jemmeh, circa 12.2 km (7.6 mi) north
Gerar, Tel Haror, circa 16.2 km (10.1 mi) north-east
Sharuhen, Tell el-Ajjul, circa 22 km (13.7 mi) north-west
Tell es-Sakan, circa 22.4 km (13.9 mi) north
Azzati, Hazzat, Azzah, Gaza, circa 29.7 km (18.4 mi) north
Elusa, Halutsa, circa 26.3 km (16.4 mi) south-east
Rapha, Rafah, circa 21.9 km (13.6 mi) west
Ashkelon, circa 43.6 km (27.1 mi) north
Tell Nagila, circa 35.9 km (22.3 mi) north-east
Eglon, Tell el-Hesi, circa 37.8 km (23.5 mi) north-east
Nessana, Nitsana, circa 45.4 km (28.2 mi) south
Beersheba, circa 34.3 km (21.3 mi) east
Sobota, Zephath, Shivta, circa 46.8 km (29.1 mi) south
Ziglag, Tell Halif, Tell Khuweilifeh, circa 38.2 km (23.7 mi) east
Ashdod, Asdudu, circa 55.3 km (34.4 mi) north
Lakisha, Lakisu, Lachish, Tell ed-Duwer, circa 46.9 km (29.2 mi) north-east
Tell Beit Mersim, circa 45 km (28 mi) east
Asdudimmu, circa 62.4 km (38.8 mi) north
Mareshah, Marissa, circa 52.5 km (32.6 mi) north-east
Kadesh Barnea, circa 66.1 km (41 mi) south
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Database ID 492, created 15 Jun 2008, 23:40, Last changed 24 Mar 2013, 11:43