Beit Shean, Israel
Nymphaeum of Scythopolis
The city of Bet She’an rose to prominence during the Roman-Byzantine periods (1st-century BCE-7th century CE) when the city was known as Scythopolis and became one of the cities of the Decapolis. The city’s urban planning, theater, temples, bathhouses, markets, colonnaded streets, and fountains transformed the city into one of the most beautiful and important of the period. Nymphaeum was built in the 2nd century CE. Its magnificent façade rose to the height of 16 meters and served as the public fountain and the source of water for its residents.
Israel Exploration Society & The Hebrew University Department of Archaeology Beit Shean expedition