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. Plan your Nabatean Avdat Acropolis visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mitspe Ramon using our Mitspe Ramon sightseeing planning site .
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  • Part of the Frankincense route from Yemen to Gaza and then to Rome on Camel's back. To bring the frankincense to the women of Rome in the 2nd Century B.C Their Capitol was Petra.  more »
  • Nice view of the surroundings and the few stops highlights the history of the nomads and the routes to the Mediterranean Sea. I recommend. You can go by car or on foot.
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  • very interesting site in the desert on the old incense route. cities to visit in 1 hour slow. well preserved and maintained. worth the visit. they lack a little explanation. Nice piece of furniture of maquettes corten iron with historical figures
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