"Scythopolis" Bet She'an by WStat

Bet She'an Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 131 photos

Bet She'an is located 27 km south of the Sea of Galilee and situated at the junction of the Harod and Jordan Valley It is about 394 ft (120 m) below sea level. The site of Beth She'an is one of the oldest inhabited cities of ancient Palestine and was called Scythopolis in the New Testament and Bessan by the Arabs and Crusaders,in Old Testament times the site was known as Betshan

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  • Pros:History, history, history from all ages
  • Cons:very hot place !
  • In a nutshell:The former "gate to the garden of Eden"
  • Last visit to Bet She'an: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2009 at 11:39 PM

    I must get there one day! I actually lived at a kibbutz in Bet She'an for 2 months, but it was years ago, and the excavations were not yet open to the public.


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