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Address: Beit She'an, Beit She'an, Israel
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Established in the 5th century B.C. on a hilltop south of Nahal Harod, this...

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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I've been to Roman civilization archeology sites in many countries and consider this one of the best. They have reconstructed just enough to give one a clear idea of what the city... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to Roman civilization archeology sites in many countries and consider this one of the best. They have reconstructed just enough to give one a clear idea of what the city was like without going too far. The mosaic tile walkways have been uncovered to give you an idea of what it looked like before they were all covered... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The site is very big and the handout we got at arrival was very informative on how best to get around and see the entire site. Much of it is under restoration but you get a great sense of the old city and there are even images that help.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Tell Beit Shean (Beth She'an) was a major Biblical city, and has some amazing history attached to it: from being burnt down by King David and rebuilt into an important administration city by his son, King Solomon, to containing Pharaoh's hieroglyphic inscriptions listing it as one of the cities that he captured along with Beit Shean's governor illustrated as being... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We’ve been to Roman civilization archeology sites in many countries and consider this one of the best. They have reconstructed just enough to give one a clear idea of what the city was like without going too far. Definitely worth 1-2 hours if one is at all interested in antiquity.

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Scythopolis or Beit She'an was once the leading city of the Decapolis. The ruins we can see today only give a glimpse of its earlier glory - a lot is still underground - but it is still a well presented, impressive site. The Romans knew how to build and how to live well ; wide road, footpaths, shops, theater, public... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The site itself is huge and there is still much to be excavated. It's worth ~2 hours to walk around and take in some of the sites. The amphitheatre is a particular highlight. The city is quite exposed so it's worth taking drinks/sun cream!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Absolutely loved this place. The Roman ruins were so fascinating to see and in remarkable shape. A lot of walking is required to truly do this place justice. One of the few sites that did not have coach loads of tourists, so you can lose your self in your own thoughts and imagination on what it must of been like... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

hour and a half from Tel Aviv you will get to see the ruins of a real roman city that was located there. There are ruins of a roman bath and a theater and more fascinating structures. For finale you can clime the mountain using the stairs (and pour some sweat) , and see an incredible view of all the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Best She'an was our destination today and it was almost deserted. There were only a handful of hardy tourists walking around with a hot day and hot wind. But WOW, what a place. You must visit if you are anywhere within a hundred miles. So interesting and so difficult to try to get your head around the thousands of years... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

These ruins are absolutely amazing! Do not miss this place. There is a lot of walking on incline, so you need to be somewhat mobil. These ruins date back to at least 1000 BC.

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