Bet Shean


Bet Shean

Wikipedia prividees the following introduction to Bet Shean:  “Beit She’an (Hebrewבֵּית שְׁאָן About this soundBeth Šəān ), also and Beisan (Arabicبيسان‎ About this soundBisān ),[2] and historically known as Scythopolis is a city in the Northern District of Israel, which has played an important role in history due to its geographical location at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley. In the Biblical account of the battle of the Israelites against the Philistines on Mount Gilboa,[3] the bodies of King Saul and three of his sons were hung on the walls of Beit She’an (1 Samuel 31:10-12).[4]  The ancient city ruins are now protected within the Beit She’an National Park.”   For more historical information on Bet Shean, please see Wikipedia at

Bet Shean

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Roman amphitheater at Bet Shean:


Roman public pool with decorative columns at Bet Shean:




Brick pillars used to support the floor of the Roman bathhouse at Bet Shean:







Tunnels used to bring in the hot air created by the fire and stoked by slaves to heat the floors of the bathhouse.


Bet Shean bathhouse


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For an aerial view of Bet Shean and additional historical and biblical information on the site, please see