Scythopolis was one of the original Decapolis (10 Roman towns) in Judea. After Jerash, this is probably the biggest and in the best condition. The streets are in great shape and the amphitheatre is impressive. A lot is still to be excavated.
We paid an evening visit to Bet She'an National Park.First of all we saw a "Light and Sound" show about the history of Beit She'an which was mostly destroyed by an earthquake in 747 A.D.The show was followed by a guided tour of the site with full explanations about the life of the city through out history.There were times that... 更多
From an archaeological perspective, this ancient site is a "must-see" on any trip to Israel! I took a group of students there this summer who had spent several weeks already working an an archaeological dig and who had toured many of the ancient sites with our complete group, but all agreed that Beit Shean was the site that others would... 更多
After over 1300 of oblievance Roman City of Beit She'an is full of life again. The restoration of this World Heritage Site is almost over. And now visitors from all over the world enjoy the unique beauty of Scytopolis (it was the Roman name of the city) again. The streets and the colonnades, bath houses and latrines, endless mosaics and... 更多
An excellent archaeological site of late Roman times- well preserved and restored - with the bonus of the original Tel with ruins dating back to the time of King Saul (mentioned in Samuel 2) and before. The pace is massive - but take care - Beit She'an is one of the hottest and most humid places in Israel. To do... 更多
An absolutely amazing archaeological site with a fascinating history. I highly recommended heading up the tel on the north side of the park for a view of the whole city, it's well worth the short climb! If you go in summer try to get there as soon as it opens as there is very little shade within the park itself.
The best Roman era site I have ever seen. The site itself has history dating from 6000 years ago, but thats hardly the focus. The site itself is restored very well, and has an excellent story to explain the ruins I wont spoil here. The site itself is massive, and features large columns, an ancient bathhouse, a theater, and the... 更多
The town you an see is so great band large compare to most escalated ruins in Europe. Over two thousand years old you can see old streets, fountains,public bathrooms , pools, famous enough Roman bath building with mosaic floors and underground heating system. Go on a top of the hill, or even better, start over there , and you will... 更多
This is a premier site - not only are these some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Israel, the history is fascinating as well. A visit to this Decapolis city is a must. We were there at opening time and had the entire place to ourselves.
I am biased as I volunteered at the excavations here when in college. I joined it specifically because it is the best preserved Roman city in Israel. I am pleased every time I go back just recently 2 months ago. It gives you the sense of what a Roman Imperial city looked like without the distraction of later buildings mixed... 更多