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Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, Mitspe Ramon
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On a limestone hill in the center of the desert, the World Heritage Site of Nabatean Avdat Acropolis represents one of the most important cities on the ancient Incense trade route. Founded in the 3rd century BCE and abandoned in the 7th due to a violent earthquake, the city hosted Nabataeans, Romans, and Byzantines. Explore the last remaining relics and ruins of the metropolis, once teeming with agricultural enterprise and benefiting from the great wealth accumulated from perfume and spice trade along the Mediterranean coast. See the remains of the city's fortress, churches, army camp, and houses. To visit Nabatean Avdat Acropolis on your trip to Mitspe Ramon, use our Mitspe Ramon family vacation planner.
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  • In Israel it is not only an ancient fortress on the mountain. If you compare with Masadoj, Avdat here much lacks. Masada can show precedes the tour movie in Russian or Russian subtitles. The mountain rises funicular. In Avdate road on the mountain blocked the barrier. At the top we saw a tour bus, but no one car passing through the barrier. Climb on foot-it's only for the very young and very healthy. Be creative to lift by car: wife froze at the bottom and that it would be on the mountain? Conclusion: take warm clothes.
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  • One of several Nabatian ancient cities. A good place to learn about their history and culture. Easily combined with Ein Avdat in a single day visit. 
  • We popped in on our return drive back to civilisation! Definitely worth the visit. Fascinating history of Nabatean people and good short film. Bit cheesy but as with any similar historical site you ar...  more »