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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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2000+ years of History enroll in front of your eyes

Beit Shean has a long history which goes far back into Prehistorical times because of its very important location between valleys connecting the North and South, and the East and... read more

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beit Shean has a long history which goes far back into Prehistorical times because of its very important location between valleys connecting the North and South, and the East and West. But, as far as History is concerned, you can see remains of two main periods: the Canaanite/Israelite period, and the Roman/Byzantine period. The visit is thus split into two... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised to see another large Roman site. They sure were masterful builders. This is an interesting and well preserved site. It was interesting to see the model of the city in its heyday, very impressive.

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Auckland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had thought I knew the existence of most of the Roman ruin sites, so this one came as a complete surprise when we visited on a tour. It was the name Beit Shan national park that threw me. To arrive and find this amazing ruin made my day. I found the lovely mosaics a treat, to see that someone... More 

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rare historical place known from 6th century BC. There is Romanian city with amphitheater for 7000 persons. Perfect place for tourists and for families with children.

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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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Reviewed 6 March 2017

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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Reviewed 1 March 2017

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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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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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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