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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
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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A fascinating and impressive place dating back to ancient times - well worth seeing

Beit She'an is a site of old cities developed over all periods of history - from ancient times, to Hellenistic, to Roman and so on. It has a range of great Roman remains with, for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beit She'an is a site of old cities developed over all periods of history - from ancient times, to Hellenistic, to Roman and so on. It has a range of great Roman remains with, for example, superb baths and an amphitheatre. It has so much artistry within its confines and is a treasure trove of remains discovered fairly recently through... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Liked everything that I saw, how well the site is conserved. It was a revelation after a quake revealed the place. You can appreciate the bath houses.

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Netanya
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I like this attraction very much because it shows how the Romans knew to enjoy life here in Israel. The bath house is huge and the streets of the city are very wide. it is possible to see a snapshot of the huge earthquake that ruined Beit She'an. When you reach the theater don't forget to try singing on the... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had not been to Beit Shean in well over 20 years- at that time, all I saw was the ancient roman amphitheater. On this trip ( thanks to overseas visitors, I took the opportunity to revisit several important sites with them). This is an amazing archeological site, impressive in scale and surrounded by breathtaking views. Easy to drive right... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Spent several hours touring this archeological site. Extremely interesting. Would recommend doing it with at a guide to get the most out of what your seeing. Extensive areas have been excavated to reveal a fascinating city. Several hours needed to explore it thoroughly. Gift shop and picnic area are at the entrance. On warm days hats, sun glasses and lots... More 

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were traveling in Israel with a guide and had first stopped for lunch at a nearby falafal stand. Then we walked over to Beit She'an and wow, they are spectacular. This city was not destroyed by war or gradual neglect but by an earthquake so we were seeing many of the things that had not been changed since they... More 

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North Hollywood, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was about a 30 minute ride south of Tiberius and Lake Galilee. The ruins are fascinating. It's basically the leftover from a thriving ancient roman/byzantine city that used to be there. There's the traditional roman theater, cardo main road, temples, pools/saunas etc. If you walk up the small mountain that overlooks the archeological site, the ruins of an ancient... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

6000 yr old city. Most of the excavations from the Roman time. The site provides nice impression of the life during that period.. A local guide tour is recommended (free). try to find his schedule ahead. We had Igal Mazor. highly knowledgeable and colorful guide.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This 2nd century city of Scythopolis was by far one of the most fascinating of the roman cities I have visited while in Israel. We hiked up the mountain from behind the park. As we approached the top and the city came into view it was a total wow moment. The vantage point was amazing. Then it just got better... More 

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Potomac,MD
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A Roman city, excavated and partially restored, with an amphitheater that is more authentic than Caesarea which is basically a reconstruction.

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