"Greco- Roman Scythopolis" Tel Bet She'an by WorldMeet2008
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An ancient city with a glorious past.
King Saul and his sons, who lost the battle agains the Philistines at nearby Mt Gilboa, were hung from its city walls.
During Greco- Roman period, known as Scythopolis, it was one of ten major cities in the Levant (the Decapolis).
During the Byzantine period, Bet She'an the city served as the capital of Palestina Secunda.
During the 8th century CE the city was destroyed by a powerful earthquake.
Bet She'an is one of Israel's most prominent archaeological sites, with a major Roman theater, the Roman- Byzantine Cardo (main street), giant columns, shops and mosaics.
There are also remains of a Byzantine church with an impressive mosaic floor.
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