31.05.2011 27.Ijar, 5771 Tag 42 des Omer
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Dr. Wayne Stiles explains why even though he has been to Tel Beit Shean a number of times, he always looks forward to returning.
With pen in hand in 1896, George Adam Smith wrote of Tel Beit Shean: “There are few sites which promise richer spoil beneath their rubbish to the first happy explorer with permission to excavate."
A century later, the happy explorers proved Smith correct. From 1989 to 1996, archaeologists partially excavated the ruins below Tel Beit Shean. As a result, whenever I walk among the finds, I feel like I’m stepping back in time. Beit Shean offers the largest, and some of the best-preserved ruins in all of Israel….