Ancient Beth Shemesh was a Canaanite and Israelite town about 30 km west of Jerusalem.
Its Hebrew name (“House of Sun”) probably suggests a local Canaanite worship center for a Sun God “Shemesh”.
The Biblical city terminated by the Babylonian in 586 BCE.
The Site was excavated by three different expeditions, The third, of Tel-Aviv University, is active at the site to this day.
Near the site is a modern city by the same name.
|Beth Shemesh on Wikipedia|
|Tel Beth Shemesh on Tripadvisor|
|Tel Beth Shemesh on Google +|
|Tel Beth Shemesh on Google Maps|
|Beth Shemesh TAU Archaeological Expedition Website|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Bar Kokhba caves|