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“Fascinating archaeology” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bethsaida

Bethsaida
Kineret, Tiberias, Israel
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Ranked #15 of 26 things to do in Tiberias
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Tiberias, Israel
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“Fascinating archaeology”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Bethsaida Archaeological Excavation has been going on for more than 25 years and has uncovered 2000 year old houses and a cobblestone road dating from the fishing village of Bethsaida mentioned in the Gospels. Home of 3 of the apostles, and visited by Jesus. It is also the site of the City Gate and courtyard from the earlier (3000 year old) Kingdom of Geshur, mentioned in the Old Testament, and home of the Princess Malcah who beame King David's wife.

Visited October 2013
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“Peaceful park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Bethsaida was home to the Apostles Andrew, Peter and Philip. In our 3 days touring the Galilee area, the little known park in Bethsaida was a peaceful highlight. It was great for exploring archeological digs up close, nice walking paths and overlooks of the Sea of Galilee The best part was, there wasn't a tour bus in sight and our group could take its time to reflect and pray, unlike Capernaum and Mt. of Beatitudes, which are nice but extremely crowded.

Visited November 2013
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“Amazing trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A must see for anyone on the Bible Lands Tour. Wish everyone could visit at least once in a life time.

Visited October 2013
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