Bet Shean

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Bet Shean

Bet Shean (bāt shĭänˈ), town, NE Israel, in the Jordan River valley, c.300 ft (90 m) below sea level. Situated in a fertile farming region, it is a center for agricultural experiments. Textiles are manufactured. Archaeological excavations have traced settlements on the site back to the Bronze Age: Bet Shean was the site of an Egyptian administrative center during the XVIII and XIX dynasties (see Egypt), a Scythian city from c.625 to 300 B.C., and the biblical city Beth-shan. In 64 B.C. it was taken by the Romans, rebuilt, and made the center of the Decapolis. The modern Bet Shean was established in 1949 by Israeli settlers. Archaeological finds include temples of the Canaanite Bronze Age, a Hellenistic-Roman temple, and a Byzantine monastery. The town is also known as Beisan.
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The Palestinian refugees came from Lydda, Ramleh, Acre, Safad, Tiberias, Beisan and Bir Sabe', and scores of villages around those cities and towns.
The Christian communities of Safad, Beisan, Kufr Bir'im, Iqrith, Suhmata, Al Birwa, Ma'alul, Al Bassa and many others who are still waiting for justice to prevail."
During and after the war, the Zionist forces proceeded to wipe out entire villages and other civilian landmarks, obliterating hundreds of Palestinian villages and completely clearing five towns (Safad, Beisan, Tiberias, Beersheba, and al Majdal) of their Arab residents.
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Statistics were as follows (Arab versus Jewish land ownership in percentages): Safad: 68/18; Acre: 87/3; Tiberias: 51/38; Haifa: 42/35; Nazareth: 52/28; Beisan: 44/34; Jenin: 84/1, Tulkarm: 78/17; Nablus: 87/1; Jaffa: 47/39; Ramle: 77/14; Ramallah: 99/less than 1; Jerusalem: 84/2; Gaza: 75/4; Hebron: 96/less than 1; Beersheeba: 15/less than 1
In termenii actualei impartiri administrative, teritoriul evreiesc proiectat de Comisie ar cuprinde sub districtele Acra, Safad, Tiberias, Nazareth, Haiffa si o parte din subdistrictele Jenin-Tulkarum, Beisan, Jaffa si Ramla; teritoriul arab ar cuprinde sub districtele Nablous, Ramallah, Jericho, Hebron, Gaza, Beersheba si parte din subdistrictele Baisan, Jenin, Tulkarm, Jaffa, Rambla, Jerusalim si Bethlehem.
Interior Ministry's remarks said it is likely that an earthquake measuring 7,5 degrees at Richter Scale could hit the country with its center in Beisan. Expected death toll would around 19000 people, the paper added.
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Los escarabeos de marfil son tambien raros en Oriente, aunque se conoce un ejemplar de Beisan (Decamps, 1954: no.
(22.) We have considered and discarded the possibility that this is the body of a gray Beisan amphora (Sarachane type 7A) because the painted decoration is horizontal and confined to the shoulder, because of the location of the ridging, and because the fabric is indistinguishable with a hand lens from that of 1-41.