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The Plains of Esdraelon 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
Tate Gallery, London 
Oil on canvas  
71.1 x 110.5 cm  
Purchased 1957

Jpg: Tate Gallery

From: Tate Gallery Display Caption  

The Plains of Esdraelon (or Jezreel) extend from the Mediterranean coast to the Jordan River in present day Israel. They are sometimes called the valley of Megiddon, anglicised as ‘Armageddon’, the battlefield in the New Testament where the powers of good and evil fight at the end of the world.  




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