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Could the Gate to the Garden of Eden Be in Beit She’an? (And Where’s That?)
|July 24, 2015||Posted by TravelKinds.Com under General||
If you’re like most first-time visitors to
Roman columns line one of the city’s ceremonial areas. Photo by Bob Schulman.
By then you’ve learned that Scythopolis — known today as Beit She’an — was the capital of the Decapolis, a league of 10 Roman powerhouse city-states mostly in northern Jordan. Among the others were Philadelphia (now Amman, Jordan’s capital), Gerasa (now Jerash, Jordan’s second most-visited city after Petra) and the Syrian capital of Damascus. There’s not much left of the other six cities in the league including the site of Hippos, the only other one in modern-day Israel.
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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com