Beit Shean National Park
Beit Shean National Park is one of the largest archaeological excavations carried out in modern-day Israel. In biblical times, it was known as Beit Shean (1 Samuel 31), but it was later renamed Scythopolis by the Greco-Romans who began to inhabit the site in the 1st Century BCE. The term Decapolis which is used in the New Testament refers to the 10 free cities set up by General Pompeii in the first century BCE. Beth Shean was considered to be the capital of this Decapolis.