My Intro to Israel, Day 3, Scene 7
Our next stop was Bet She’an National Park. This Israeli national park protects the ancient city ruins of current day Beit She’an.
Beit She'an is strategically located at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley, essentially controls access from the interior to the coast, as well as from Jerusalem to the Galilee. Throughout history, the city has been the center of the Egyptian administration of the region, a Canaanite city was used by the Philistines as a base of operations for further penetrations into Israel proper, a part of the larger Israelite kingdom under the rule of the Biblical kings David and Solomon. It was resurrected under the name Scythopolis during the Hellenistic period becoming the leading city of the Decapolis under Roman rule. It was a primarily Christian city during the Byzantine period. The city was renamed Baysan during the Arab Caliphate period. In the Crusader period, the settlement was part of the Belvoir fiefdom. Under Mamluk rule, Baysan was the principal town in the district of Damascus and a relay station for the postal service between Damascus and Cairo. During the 400 years of Ottoman rule, Baysan lost its regional importance. Under British Mandate, the city was the center of the District of Baysan.
This photo is looking into the Roman cardio of the city from the entrance of the park.
Scythopolis’in Ana Caddesi
İsrail’e Önsözüm, Gün 3, Sahne 7
Bir sonraki durağımız Bet She'an Milli Parkı idi. Bu İsrail milli parkı bugünkü Beit She'an’ın antik kent kalıntılarını korur.
Beit She'an Ürdün Nehri Vadisi ve Jezreel Vadisi kavşağında stratejik olarak aslında kıyıya içeriden ve aynı zamanda Yeriselam’dan Celile’ye erişimi kontrol edecek şekilde yer almaktadır. Tarih boyunca, kent bölgede Mısır yönetiminin merkezi, Filistliler tarafından İsrail'in içine daha fazla sızmalar için bir üs olarak kullanılan bir Kenan şehri, İncilsel krallar Davud ve Süleyman’ın egemenliği altında büyük İsrail Krallığının bir parçası olmuştur. Helenistik dönemde Scythopolis ismi altında dirilip Roma egemenliği altında Dekapolis’in önde gelen şehri oldu. Bizans döneminde, öncelikle Hıristiyan bir şehir oldu. Şehrin adı Arap Halifeliği döneminde Baysan olarak değiştirildi. Haçlı dönemde, yerleşim Belvoir beyliği parçası oldu. Memluk iktidarı altında, Baysan Şam bölgesinde başlıca şehir ve Şam ile Kahire arasında posta servisi için bir röle istasyonu oldu. Osmanlı yönetiminin 400 yılı boyunca, Baysan bölgesel önemini kaybetti. İngiliz Mandası altında, şehir Baysan İlçesi merkezi oldu.
Bu fotoğraf parkın girişinden kentin Roma kardiyosu içine bakıyor.
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PaulVDV (22681) 2014-07-01 12:24
Framed by some branches at one side this is a very beautiful view of this archaeological site.
At the same time also a good picture of the dry, rugged mountain scenery that surrounds the ruins.
A remarkable staircase leads up the mountain slope, probably to a great viewpoint.
The picture is well detailed and shows the entire area in a good composition.
Best regards, Paul
ourania (32049) 2014-07-01 14:19
you are presenting this very interesting archeological site from a most effective point of view, offering us a thorough and captivating description with abundant details. I like very much the sense of depth, clarity is superb and most useful so that we can study the ruins and try to reconstruct an image of the glorious past. The information in your note is helpful and quite fascinating. I also like how the ruins have merged with the landscape and how the chromatic contrasts vivify the scenery. The light has marvelous clarity. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
seres76 (974) 2014-07-01 14:30
Antik kentler bayagi hosuma gidiyor. Yine guzel bir anlatim. Ellerine saglik...
jcpix (13688) 2014-07-01 16:32
When I first read the title, I was expecting to see some street car racing taking place. :) This is much more interesting and historically significant though, so I'll gladly forget about the cars. This elevated position offers up a nice, wide view of the park and the landscape off in the distance. The couple along the main drag give a wonderful sense of scale, they must have been a bit lonely though out there all by themselves. Bright, clear and well framed. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.
Nicou (123190) 2014-07-02 1:52
Fantastique vue et compo quelle vue le cadrage avec la végétaiton ces tons et ce site archéologique sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (140026) 2014-07-02 5:17
You shows us a wonderful image with the ruins of long time ago.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
A nice perspective with depth and super wide image.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (58159) 2014-07-02 7:43
From the POV chosen, managed to show the beautiful sight to it's full length and depth, Murat.
This is another place I did not visit for no less than 4 centuries... must revisit, really - the place is well cared as i can see here.
Fine shot, people/tourists gave scale and the hills beyond frame well the landscape.
resat1972 (7362) 2014-07-02 10:15
Merhaba Murat Bey
çok güzel çekmişsiniz
saxo042 (37578) 2014-07-02 12:12
A very beautiful view over this landscape. The view over the interesting antique artefacts here is even more impressive. There are indeed many details to be enjoyed here in this well taken picture. A good depth and excellent colours.
emka (79831) 2014-07-02 12:31
Hello Murat, This is fabulous view, from what you have shown up to now I like it most. I love such ruins, beautiful columns and look great with the high rock behind and some palm. Fascinating place. Is it a road to the top? There the view must be also splendid.Good work
WArm regrads Malgo
ChrisJ (99212) 2014-07-03 3:24
A good high pov with excellent sharpness and good color and saturation. The fg tree at left frames the scene, adds depth and color contrasts against the arid bg. The people add scale. The colonnaded street makes a fine focal point. Tfs!
fabbs99 (16475) 2014-07-03 8:21
This is history in three dimensions.I love the high point of view to shoot the ruins of Beit She'an.Excellent image quality with great clarity and sharpness. TFS.
abmdsudi (43716) 2014-07-04 7:33
An interesting archeological site so competently taken under brilliant weather condition, a fascinating ancient structures well seen with this neat capture creating a nice contrast and perfect match to blue background and lively green. You chose the best view point to emphasize its strength, depth and perspective, full of detail and pleasantly coloured, Well done shot, tfs
jmdias (56097) 2014-07-06 14:30
I never had heard about this town or even seen a photo. very nice details. interesting the huge stairs in the rock. TFS.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14117)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-24
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z980, JPEG Fine
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-01 12:07