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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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  • I like this acropolis very much, as the view from top is very nice, and ruins are interesting. Also they were quite empty when i visited it. 
  • very unusual, interesting caves, baths, slopes, beautiful pictures. wind of course we almost blew away. recovery continues. all for tourists
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  • Fun as between stop direction the Ramon crater. You can watch a movie on the history of the ruins. The ruins themselves are very impressive and you have a nice view over the desert.
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