Monument to the Negev Brigade, Beersheba

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The Monument to the Negev Brigade, known locally as the Andarta, is a monument designed by Dani Karavan in memory of the members of the Palmach Negev Brigade who fell fighting on Israel's side during the 1948 Arab Israeli War. It is situated on a hill overlooking the city of Beersheba from the east and constitutes a recognized symbol of the Negev and Beersheba. In addition to its strengths as a memorial, it was a precursor to the land art movement.The monument was built between 1963 and 1968 at a time when Israel was making many physical memorials to those who fought and died in its wars. It is made of raw concrete consisting of eighteen separate elements covering 10,000 square meters. These elements are symbolic and connected to Palmach and to the War of Independence.The perforated tower alludes to a watchtower shelled with gunfire and the pipeline tunnel is reminiscent of the channel of water in the Negev defended by the soldiers. Engraved in the concrete are the names of the 324 soldiers who died in the war, the badge of the Palmach, diary passages from the soldiers, the battle registry, verses and songs.
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  • It's an exposed concrete monument. children can play there especialy in the laburinth, and a good observation point upon the city of Beer-Sheba and the neighboring area.  more »
  • When you get there you stay away from the city fuss. You can sit there, relax and enjoy the good air.  more »
  • Monument to the Negev Brigade of Palmach Street, an impressive space designed by the artist Dani KARAVAN. The Memorial commemorates the 324 Division fell in the war of independence. Beyond this place, relatively high location allows a lovely view over the city. Highly recommended to visit the place especially in the early evening.
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