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(Tell el-Husn) is located at an important strategic location in north Israel. The mound, about 10 acres, is located on a steep natural hill in the midst of a fertile, well-watered valley. The site was settled intermittently from the Late Neolithic period until the Middle Ages. More than 20 occupation layers were discovered during excavations. The earliest layer dates to the Pottery-Neolithic period. Beth-Shean was inhabited during the Early Bronze and Middle Bronze periods, and it…

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Mazar, Amihai, “Beth-Shean”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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