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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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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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Better restored than Rome

If you've been disappointed with the Forum in Rome, you won't be here. Destroyed by a major earthquake, the city never was rebuilt. The restoration of the baths, the temples and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jerry W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've been disappointed with the Forum in Rome, you won't be here. Destroyed by a major earthquake, the city never was rebuilt. The restoration of the baths, the temples and other sites are awesome. Be aware though that the trip is up and down hill and gets tiring for us 55 plusers. Bring water, it gets hot as well.

Thank Jerry W
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

WOW!!! Beit She'an National Park is breath taking! The best place in Israel to experience Roman ruins by far...this place is massive. Be sure to push the buttons located on the red information speaker boxes along the park, the information is well presented. It gets real hot out there so be prepared for the heat. You can hike up the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

One of the most amazing places that you can sense history. When you wake the street of the ancient city you can feel part of life in the Roman times. It is a hot place to visit in July and August so it is best to go there in the winter time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

History says that it is here that King Saul was defeated by the Philistines and later it was reestablished as a Greek city with colonnaded streets, temples, theaters and fountains. Since the city was devastated by an earthquake in 749 CE now only remnants remain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Just one word: VISIT!!! a must see archeological site! Take a few hours and enjoy this dive in history!

Thank Nicole H
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The most amazing Roman ruins we have ever seen. A whole town, devastated by an enormous earthquake, but preserved almost as it was when the disaster struck. Well worth a visit, but beware of the heat! Our guide informed us that this is one of the hottest place in Israel - and he was right. Approaching 110F whilst we were... More 

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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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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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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.

Thank Robert C

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