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Beit She'an National Park

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Address: Beit She'an, Beit She'an, Israel
Phone Number: (06) 658 7189
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Description: Established in the 5th century B.C. on a hilltop south of Nahal Harod...
Established in the 5th century B.C. on a hilltop south of Nahal Harod, this park is one of the world’s largest archaeological sites containing an entire Roman-Byzantine city.
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Visiting One of the Oldest Cities in the World is Awesome Even if in Ruins

I'd never seen a full Roman city (Scythopolis, one of the ten cities) excavated before and the ruins here are extraordinary including a full public latrine, theater, road of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I'd never seen a full Roman city (Scythopolis, one of the ten cities) excavated before and the ruins here are extraordinary including a full public latrine, theater, road of shops with columns, etc. While it was unbearably hot in August, this was well worth getting to and learning the history which is pre-Canaanite up to Ottoman empire.

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Out of the way but worth a visit. This is the remains of a large roman city, built above an egyptian city, which were destroyed and covered by rocks and sands during an earthquake. For this reason is as well preserved as some of those in Italy and North Africa. There is a model at the entrance of the park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was one of our stops on our holy land tour. This Roman city was enormous. It took a long time to look around here. It was interesting but lots of walking. Several thing were well preserved.

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A place where successive civilizations were built on top of each other going all the way back to ancient Egyptian times when Egypt controlled the area. A decapolis city and where King Saul's body was hung on the wall after he died. A great archaeological site with mind-blowing history.

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Beit She'an, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

takes you back in time,a few thousend years.huge pillars ligh in the place where they fell after a huge earthquake many many rears ago.ithere is also a nght show whichj is unforgetable.plus an ampphitheater which still being us3ed for concerts.

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice model shows how it looked in Roman times Amphitheater's acoustics are amazing Walk down the Cardo where Romans trod

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a fantastic place to visit! I was not prepared to find such a well-preserved Roman city outside of Italy. Come to find out it is THE best preserved Roman city outside of Italy. The cardo is amazing, as well as that amphitheater. In addition, I found the columns that are just toppled over in place really fascinating. Be sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A giant earth movement buried this roman city , consequently it is extremely well preserved. You need a minimum of 45 min but an enthusiast could spend all day, there is so much to see. There is a model at the entry and a cool seating area inside.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This Park is really nice. The ruins are wonderful and you must reserve some yours to see all. Really amazing.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wow. Very well maintained. The tile flooring is amazing. Somewhat surreal to walk down the Cardo where people were buying and selling 2500 years ago.

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