Wednesday, 5 April 2017

"You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life." - Daisaku Ikeda _ Doorway to the sky. _ At Beit She'an in Israel. One of the best preserved Roman ruins in this country. _ Originally settled in the 6th millennia BC, this small city became the administrative centre for Egyptians after they conquered the region. After being destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt by Canaanites, then it was conquered by the Philistines. After defeating the Jewish King Saul, his body was hung from the city walls. After being incorporated into the Israelite kingdom under Kings David and Solomon the Assyrians conquered. It was further conquered by more civilisations and rebuilt. Now most of the ruins which can be seen are from the Roman era. _ It's safe to say a lot has happened here. _ #history #archeology

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