Beth Shean: An Account of the Hebrew University Excavations
(Beth-Shean Valley Regional Project) An excellent resource on
the archaeological history and discoveries made on the tell.
It is a summary of the excavations carried out between 1989-1996,
written by the director of the excavations, Amihai Mazar. It
presents their discoveries chronologically, organized by archaeological
periods. A stratigraphic table of the site, matching the
levels of the site with their respective time periods, is presented
Beth Shan (Walking in Their Sandals) Another good
introduction to the city with some interesting facts (such as that Beth
Shean is the highest tell in Palestine) and a short
bibliography. This website also displays some pictures
Beth Shean (Christian Travel Study Programs) A good
introduction to the site and its history. Includes a few
pictures of some of its more prominent aspects.
Shean, the Death of Saul and more (Lion Tracks)
Features a model of the city as it looked in the Roman
Period. Also provides some pictures of the site in the
springtime and a summary of the biblical passages related to the
(Scythopolis) (NET) Provides several pages of
information on the site, discussing its strategic location, various
features of the Roman city, the story of Saul, and practical
information about visiting the site. Several maps and
pictures are featured.
She’an (The Jewish Magazine) A magazine article
covering the history of the site and the features that can be seen when
visiting there today.
Beth Shean: Bibliography (AncientNearEast.net) A
lengthy bibliography on the site, organized by archaeological periods.
Beth She'an (Scythopolis) (Archaeological World in Roman
& Greek Period) Provides several annotated pictures
that give a good feel for the site, but unfortunately all of the
pictures are stamped in the middle with a copyright line which detracts
from their value.