Bigger than Jerusalem

Not far away from the river Jordan and the border crossing to Jordan you can find the city of Bet She’an and the archeological national park. The place was first settled five thousand years BCE. It was once under Egyptian reign and was later conquered by King David, then by the Romans. Under the rule of Byzantium the town became mainly Christian and was by that time bigger than Jerusalem.

Today tourists and travellers mostly arrive here to see the very good preserved remains: a theatre, a bathhouse, temples and streets. A tourist train in high seasons takes you up the mountain (Tel Bet She’an). The entrance to the archeological park is close to the shopping area of Bet She’an. Just look out for the Tel and drive the road down to the entrance building.

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