The spectacular ruins of the glory that was the Roman and Byzantine city of Bet She’an. Rising above them is the tel on which Biblical Bet She’an stood. Neil took us on a highlight tour including:
2. Roman theater – the spectacular remains and reconstruction of the 2nd century and used today for concerts and various productions.
4. The reconstructed cardo (Palladius Street) – a street paved with basalt stone. An incredible site!
The bus climbed up and around Mt Gilboa. Spring flowers are beginning to sprout, with patches of the colorful cyclamen and the first leaves of the famous Gilboa iris, soon to be blooming. This area is steeped in Biblical history from the time of King Saul. We arrived at the site at the same time 2 buses with school boys arrived for a walk the site. It was great to see how, in the middle of the day, Israelis enjoy nature and biblical history. The is one of JNF Canada’s Projects. Great view of the valley below!