Local time at Horbat Omrit, Israel

Monday, June 1, 2009

Day 17: Bet She'an

It's hard to exaggerate about this place. 250 people worked full-time for over a decade and didn't uncover half of what is there. The city was abandoned in the 8th century after a well-documented earthquake. There was no other urban area close to rob out the fallen stones so it was just gradually covered over. The person in charge of those 250 people comes to Omrit often and gave us our tour.

Before the tour we stopped at the ancient city gates of Tiberias and after we at a lot of meat at a restaurant on the banks of the Jordan.

And a reminder that you can see a larger version of a picture by clicking on it or zooming your browser.

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