Digging Up Beit She'an (Episode 9) It's time to shine a spotlight on one of the most important sites in all of biblical archaeology. It's the Galilean city of Beit She’an, which had important strategic value across multiple historical epochs. This ancient and classical hellenistic city fell into a long slumber, which only the spade of the archaeologists has in the last century awakened once more. There is no single site that spans so many centuries and so many cultures, weighing in so profoundly on what we know about the land of Israel in ancient times. Dr. Kenneth Hanson, http://drkenhanson.