No doubt, today what makes Megiddo so special is its association with the Christian tradition of doomsday. According to the last book of Bible, Armageddon is the traditional site of the final battle between Christ and Satan-the site of the "Battle of the End of Days". Just quoting the passage from bible:
"12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon" (Revelation 16:12-16).
Although Megiddo was first conquered by Israelites under Joshua's leadership (17:11), it remained out of Israeli control until King David. Megiddo reached its peak under his son, King Solomon (10th Cent. BC). Solomon built Megiddo as one his district administrative capital and one of the three royal chariot cities (the other two are Hazor and Gezer). "And this [is] the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer" (I kings 9:15). Solomonic Megiddo was destroyed by Pharaoh Shoshenq (Shishak in the Bible) in 922 BC. Megiddo was rebuilt to even greater magnificence by either Omri or Ahab in the middle of the 9th century BC. Megiddo has also witnessed the death of two Jewish kings on its soil viz. Ahaziah (9th Cent. BC) and Josiah (7th Cent. BC)-II Kings 9:27; II Kings 23:29; II Chronicles 35:20. The Israelite Megiddo finally fell to Tiglath-Pileser III king of Assyria in 732 BC.
05.30-Sede Boker-Metropolin 60
07.05-Beer Sheva-Metropolin 370
08.50-Tel Aviv CBS-Egged 835
10.30-Reached Megiddo National Park after walking 2 km through Highway 66.
10.30-Megiddo National Park-12.30
12.30-Walked back (2 km) to Tzometh Megiddo
14.40-Tel Aviv CBS-Egged 370
16.30 Beer Sheva-Metropolin 60