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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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My husband and I visited the sound and light show at night. Various effects were used to bring the archeological site to life. There were a lot of children in the group, and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the sound and light show at night. Various effects were used to bring the archeological site to life. There were a lot of children in the group, and the guide involved them in the tour. This is a great way to see the archeological park in Beit Shean while involving the intense heat that is... More 

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Parker, Colorado, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While touring Israel, this is always one of our favorite stops! The archeological finds are just amazing. Wondering the streets and exploring the city is awesome. And, when you're done, make sure to enjoy a magnum bar from the gift shop, it's the frozen treat of choice for us while in Israel. They're made differently in the US, so don't... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There really so much to see of this Roman city, much fascinating. Best to go with someone who can explain what you see.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best She'an National Park is a formidably excavated ancient city. Sire of King Saul's defeat by the Philistines, it later became a thriving Greek city. Devastated by an earthquake in 749, the thriving Greek city has been meticulously excavated to provide a very clear example of an active city. The amphitheater is complete, with spaces for events and audience clearly... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Very extensive ruins, including public Roman toilets kids will get a kick out of. Showcase of Roman wealth and power, particularly in the way water is used--in the middle of a dry area that treasures water, the Romans had extravagant fountains just for the sake of beauty. Theatre, agora, baths, etc.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 12 December 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 29 November 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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 17 November 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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