Beit Shean

Beit She’an is one of the most ancient cities in the Holy Land.  Today it is a modern city with shopping centers and public buildings but you can travel through time as to the north of the city you will find the National Park of Beit She’an. Here archeological excavations show settlement going back 5000 – 6000 years during the Chalcolithic Period, after conquests through the ages Beit She’an became part of the kingdoms of David and Solomon but was destroyed by fire in 732 BC.

   

Beit Shean ruins                   Beit Shean ancient city

  

Beit Shean was rebuilt as an Hellenistic city about 2,300 years ago and reached greatness in the fifth century, the remains of which can be seen very clearly at the main site.

 

Beit Shean columns

 

The surrounding areas of Beit She’an abound with beautiful sites and places of interest and well worth a visit.

 

       

 

 

 

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