Named "Abraham's Gate" because it dates to the time of Abraham, this 4000 year old Bronze Age entrance into the ancient Canaanite City of Laish, renamed Dan after it was conquered by the Israelites, is located in northern Israel in the region of the tribe of Dan. Some have speculated, though impossible to prove, that Abraham entered through this gate to rescue his nephew, Lot, when he was carried off by the king of Elam and his allies (Genesis 14).
Samaria is the "first landing" of the Israelite tribes into the "promised land" after the defeat of Jericho. Abram first came into the Land at Shechem where he built an altar by the tree of Moreh (Genesis 12:6—c. 1855BC). Abraham's grandson, Jacob, established his well (Genesis 33:19), the same well where Jesus met the Samaritan women (John 4). Joshua placed half the people in front of Mt. Gerizim and half before Mt. Ebal. There, they renewed their covenant with God and pledged to be faithful. Joshua erected an altar of uncut stone and the people are blessed according to the instructions of Moses (Joshua 8,24). After the Exodus from Egypt, Joseph's bones were brought back and buried in Shechem (Joshua 24:32).
These and other archaeological sites provide confirmation of biblical narratives and give rich insights into the life and times of ancient Israel (ancient olive press in Shechem-right photo).
*Photos are from my collection gathered during my studies at Jerusalem University College, Israel (2017)