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Address: Beit She'an, Beit She'an, Israel
Phone Number: (06) 658 7189

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Michelle N
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Tempe, Arizona
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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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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Interesting Roman ruins and an amphitheater. Nice way to spend an hour. Most tours were guided, although we went on our own.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This place makes me long to Be an archaeologist. It is so very well preserved and so accessible. The paths take you right down close to all areas of the excavation. You are walking in an area from before Christ. The brochure provides so much information. There was shade on a hot day.

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