Hazor Lizard

On our second full day of the tour of Israel we visited Tel Hazor.

Tel Hazor City Gates Solomon

City Gates at Hazor

Hazor was a very important Canaanite city and was the most important town in the area at the time of the conquest by Joshua. Later at the time of Solomon, the walls of Hazor were rebuilt. The photo above shows the base of the city gates.

More about Hazor later, but for now I want to share one of my favorite animal pictures from the trip. While listening to our guides talk about the city of Hazor this lizard was sunning itself on one of the stones. I thought that it looked like a guard animal watching for trouble in the distance.Hazor Lizard Stone Tel-Hazor

Here we have a little closer view.Tel-Hazor Lizard Stone Hazor I tried to get closer for a little better picture, but by the time I got over near the wall that the lizard was standing on it had moved a bit. It was no longer standing on all fours and gazing off into the distance. Hazor Lizard Tel-Hazor Still a majestic little critter. We saw many lizards on the trip. Especially at the different tels. Not all of them were this photogenic. They were usually skittering away from the camera.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures of the lizard. The lizards bring life to the dusty old stones on the tels.


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6 Responses to Hazor Lizard

  1. Boomdeeadda says:

    He looks totally disinterested in you guys, you’d think he’d enjoy some action out there.

  2. Glenda McDougal says:

    Steven, this is awesome!!!! I never see a lizard that I don’t think prehistoric 🙂

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