A two -story row of shops on the left was erected
in the Byzantine period
on an ancient foundation from the Roman period.
The Sigma- a semi-circular concourse of the Byzantine period,
had several rooms opening out onto it.
The Nymphaeum- a pubic fountain of the 2nd century remodeled in the 4th. Water spilled into a pool situated in front of the structure. This may have been apart of a "sacred compound"-
with a temple and altars.
The marble columns are immense at Beit Shean.
We climbed to the top of the ancient tel.
(A walk for the hardy, and "highly-motivated" people.)
Saw the valley view.
as well as the Roman ruins below.
Listening close on our trip.
Pat Maier- the best note taker ever
and David Maier- (Michigan District President- LCMS)
David has his own stories of adventures in Israel-
but you have to ask him about those.