Out of the Way Places

Dale offers the theme “out of the way places” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

These are photos I took of the Beit Shean ruins last September. For me they are an out of the way place, but they may be common for tour guides in northeastern Israel.

The first two are sidewalk tiles that were uncovered along Palladius Street. The last photo is an overview of the ruins to show where the tiles were found. In the distance is Mount Gilboa where Saul’s sons were killed by the Philistines and Saul himself died. Their bodies were hung on the walls of Beit Shean until removed, burned and buried in Jabesh (1 Samuel 31).

Beit Shean mosaic, Israel
Beit Shean mosaic
Beit Shean ruins with Mount Gilboa in the background
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