Located at the intersection of the Jordan and Jezreel valleys and surrounded by farms and fishponds, this town has one singular site: Bet She’an National Park.
Scythopolis, as the city came to be known, had collonaded main streets converging on a plaza that contained a temple, fountain and monuments. Elaborate Byzantine bathhouses extended over 1.25 acres and there are still remains of an amphitheater today. The mountain (or high tell) on the site to the north was the location of Canaanite in the Old Testament over 2,500 years ago. There are some very interesting sites here including Roman bath houses which were used as the first places to spread the word of Christianity, and early public toilets.