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Tel Dor, on the Carmel Coast, is a little-known gem. For 2,000 years, from the Late Bronze Age to the Middle Ages, its fresh-water source and an anchorage of sandy bays and rock channels made it a coveted harbor on a hostile coastline. It was colonized repeatedly by a string of Mediterranean mariners: the Sea Peoples and King Solomon, the Assyrians and Phoenicians and Greeks, the Romans and others,...