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Beit She'an National Park

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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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Beit She'an, Beit She'an, Israel
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 1, 2011

This town was destroyed by an earthquake in 749AD and abandoned leaving the ruins somewhat intact. Most of the ruins in Isreal were leveled by many wars and rebuilt by various cultures. The are also ancient Egyptian and Hebrew Ruins on the site.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 15, 2016

the site itself is very interesting, as one of the great cities of the region in antiquity. as a tourist attraction, though, i had a rather hellish experience there. there is very little shade or place to find water--fair enough, given it's the middle of...More

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All reviews roman city archaeological site national park roman times the main street amazing roman bath house king saul night tour couple of hours tile work beautiful mosaics large site tour group local guide mid march well worth the effort
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Equal to similar ancient sites near Heraklion Crete and Ephasos in Turkey. Ancient city with amphitheater and theater and cardo main street with side shops and other sites. Better to visit before sunset and remain to see the lights as well but not in late...More

Thank mendi62
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a lot of rich history in Beit She'an and you can absolutely see it and feel it while you are there. It is incredible to walk up to the Tel and look over everything in the city as well as see Mt. Gilboa...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my top 3 favorite sites in all of Israel. The extent of the excavations is huge. I have been to Turkey and seen Ephesus and Laodicia. This is on par with those sites. Not only is this a Biblical site, it...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit~a must see. Beit Shean is mentioned in the Bible and is best known as the site where King Saul & his sons after being killed in battle had their bodies taken and hung on the walls here. Much history here. The...More

Thank peachkoblerpie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Biblical city that was destroyed in 749 AD by an earthquake, the excavation is excellent here and to explore the city was fantastic. The finds of Roman bathhouse, streets, amphitheater are fantastic. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and take water with you.

Thank miss_jl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They’ve done a fantastic continuing work on excavation. Very interesting walking around and reading all the information. We walked all the way up the steps to the top observation point. Amazing the excavation they’ve uncovered.

Thank Beryl B
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Brit She’an was destroyed by an earthquake in 749AD, a city mentioned in the Bible. Here, the Philistines hung the bodies of Saul and his sons on the walls. Huge excavations are ongoing and have unearthed Roman streets, a huge Roman bathhouse, mosaics, amphitheater, etc.

Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Rarely do you get to see an archaeological site that hasnt been looted for 2000 years and used as a hardware store for the supplies that it's collapsed ruins offers. The IAA has done a great job of restoring this city as much as possible...More

Thank RicOlsen
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place. Was very hot in July... so we did a morning tour. Recommended. The place has so much history, it is unbelievable that what you see is about 25% of this city, most of it still under ground.

Thank Torontogirl1971
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We spend almost 90 minutes visiting the site. It is the most impressive site that I have seen so far in my life. The site is absolutely stunning and the ruins are extremely well preserved. While walking you can get a good sense as to...More

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October 25, 2018|
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Response from Iris O | Reviewed this property |
Hi,Except for Gan Guru, all other options are very nice but may cause extra driving time. Suggest you look at Park Hamaianot were there are nice easy trails, including water trails for the whole family. Have fun
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Giora_I_L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Beit She'an is part of the north. It might be a stop from Jerusalem travelling north via RT#90. Other places in the north can be: Galita Chocolate Farm in Degania, Kfar Kedem in Hosha'aya, Manara Cliff kids adventure... More
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