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Beit She'an National Park

Beit She'an, Israel
(06) 658 7189
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Ranked #38 of 591 Attractions in Israel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beit Alfa National Park, boasts the remains of one of the most beautiful synagogue mosaic floors in Israel, dating from the early sixth century CE. Located on Kibbutz Heftziba in the eastern Jezreel Valley, the colorful folk-art style designs of the floor reveals the allegiance of the ancient congregation to Jewish tradition and their community, as well as its links... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beit Shean is an entire town that has been excavated. It was the biblical city where King Saul was beheaded, his head draped over the city wall. It was a Roman city, a Greek city, and a Byzantine City at different times. The excavation is huge and most impressive. The central road of down town is intact, and it is... More

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S. Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lots of colonnaded streets, temples, theaters and artifacts from the time of Alexander the Great. Parts of Jesus Christ Superstar were filmed here. Definitely worth a 2-3 hour visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This site is not to be missed. Dating back to biblical times, it exceeded my expectations and was nicer than (gasp!) The acropolis in Athens.I had visiteda few years ago during the summer and the weather was a bit hot even for me....found about about the night tours and wow!! The place is lit up and has sounds and music... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is Israel's largest archeological site. Ruins span centuries here. There is the Egyptian Governor's mansion from the days of the Canaanites, sites from the Philistines to King David, to the Hellenistic Greeks, Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders, Arabs and Ottomans. In 749 C.E. The city was destroyed by an earthquake and fire before the Crusaders and Ottomans came here. Walking... More

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herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Personally I preferred this site to Caesarea, there is more intact, generally less obvious repair work, some mosaic and a hill to climb to give you great views. Some areas have information available through speakers. Take water if you intend to climb the hill. Part of the national parks network, entrance 40NIS or buy a multi park ticket. Light and... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Roman-Byzantine ruins in Beit She’an are the largest and best preserved in Israel. We used our “Green Pass” to get in. Although not as impressive as Jerash (Jordan) the site is certainly worth a visit, which takes about 1 – 2 hours. There are some well-preserved mosaics and the Byzantine baths are very interesting. Certainly worth a visit.

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Palestine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Amazing Time Travel to thousands of years back. You can touch, walk on ancient civilization. Our tour guide from Jerusalem was a walking, talking history book so the experience was even greater. Take a hat, water bottle, walking shoes---WELL worth it.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Although settlement in the Bet Sheán area started as early as the late Neolithic/early Chalcolithic periods , some 8000 years ago -what you see nowadays in the Bet Sheán National Park excavations , are amazing remains dated from Egyptian period on to Biblical period , Helenic and Roman periods, untill Byzantine period : The city of Bet Sheán was totaly... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were thoroughly impressed at the ruins at Beit She'an National Park even though our tour group only had a two-hour stop. Being strategically located, this ancient yet still thriving city has been amazingly excavated to show civilizations from 5000 BCE to Egyptian, Biblical kings, Assyrian, Greek, Roman, Christian Byzantine and Arab Caliphate period, when it was completely devastated by... More

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