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Beit She'an, Northern District, Israel
 

The Splendor of the City

 
 
The Splendor of the City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 7, 2019
1. The Splendor of the City Marker
Inscription.  English Text:

In the Roman period, during the 2nd century C.E., the monumental center of Bet-She'an was built into the valley at the foot of the tell. Roman style and workmanship were applied in constructing public buildings, which were adorned with the finest carving and sculpture befitting a city of the empire. The city center continued to develop and flourish in the Byzantine period and up to the destruction of the city in the earthquake of 749 C.E.
 
Location. 32° 30.219′ N, 35° 30.127′ E. Marker is in Beit She'an, Northern District. Marker can be reached from Sha’ul HaMelech Street (Northern District Route 6667) just west of National Route 90, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the midst of the archaeological ruins at the Beit She'an National Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 31 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Last Days of Scythopolis (here, next to this marker); Monument / Nymphaeum / Temple (a few steps from this marker); Gateway to Paradise (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount of Precipice
The Splendor of the City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 7, 2019
2. The Splendor of the City Marker
View of the featured marker (seen on the right) coupled with another marker.
(approx. 27.5 kilometers away); Basilica of the Annunciation (approx. 29.2 kilometers away); The Ancient Village of Nazareth (approx. 29.3 kilometers away); The Church of St. Joseph (approx. 29.3 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Beit She'an National Park, in midst of the ruins of the various layers of ancient cultures. It is my impression that these ancient ruins are very significant in both the historical and archaeological record of ancient Israel, because several of the artifacts and structural elements that were found in these particular ruins are now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Beth-shean (a.k.a. Beit She'an and Beth-shan) is also part of the Biblical record, being referenced five (5) times, in four (4) different books of the Old Testament. Beth-shan (a.k.a. Beit She'an and Beth-shean) is also part of the Biblical record, being referenced three (3) times, in two (2) different books of the Old Testament.
 
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The Splendor of the City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 7, 2019
3. The Splendor of the City Marker
View of featured marker, clustered with a group of markers (at the far end), with the ruins of Beit She'an seen in the lower background.
The Splendor of the Ancient City image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 7, 2019
4. The Splendor of the Ancient City
View of the lower landscape, of the ruins, directly in front of the marker.
The Splendor of the Ancient City image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 7, 2019
5. The Splendor of the Ancient City
View from the upper city, looking down on the ruins of the lower city (which dates back to the time of the Romans and Byzantines) of Beit She'an.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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