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Beit She'an, Northern District, Israel
 

Monument / Nymphaeum / Temple

 
 
Monument / Nymphaeum / Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 7, 2019
1. Monument / Nymphaeum / Temple Marker
Inscription.  English Text:

Monument
The purpose of this lavish structure is uncertain; it may have served as a central monument. Together with the surrounding buildings, it collapsed in the earthquake of 749 C.E.

Nymphaeum
Splendid water fountain of the Roman period (2nd century C.E.) redesigned and reconstructed in the Byzantine period (4th century C.E.).

Temple
Roman temple, perhaps consecrated to the cult of Dionysos. When Christianity became the official religion of the Roman empire in the 4th century C.E. the temple was destroyed.
 
Location. 32° 30.213′ N, 35° 30.129′ 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 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 6 other markers are within 31 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Last Days of Scythopolis (here, next to this marker); The Splendor of the City (a few
Monument / Nymphaeum / Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 7, 2019
2. Monument / Nymphaeum / Temple Marker
View of featured marker, clustered with a group of markers (third from the front end, partially hidden by tree), with the ruins of Beit She'an seen in the lower background
steps from this marker); Gateway to Paradise (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount of Precipice (approx. 27.5 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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View of the Ancient City image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 7, 2019
3. View of the Ancient City
View of the lower landscape, of the ruins, directly in front of the marker.
View of the Ancient City image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 7, 2019
4. View of the Ancient City
View from the upper city, looking down on the ruins of the lower city of Beit She'an.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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