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Travel to Israel: Bet She'an: Photo 1

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Looking south from the ancient (and still mostly unexcavated) tel and along the ruins of the city's main street in Byzantine times. The columns in the foreground have toppled, but those in the background, which once supported covered sidewalks, stand. The modern shelter protects a Byzantine mosaic. The building behind it once housed the largest bath in the country. At some 400 feet below sea-level, this was perhaps the hottest Roman town in Palestine.

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