Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, Mitspe Ramon

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Southern District
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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  • Acropolis well stored, it starts from the visitors center with the screening of a video in Italian that explains the history of the Nabateans and the incense route that went from Petra up in Gaza. The Acropolis is well preserved and can be reached by car and offers a view of the Negev desert.
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  • If you like history, so this is a place that definitely love you visit. It is one of the preserved Nabataean cities. That was on the road between Petra and Gaza. The remains of the city is well cared for and are trying to here about a sensitive renovation. Thanks to a more distant location from the bigger cities, there was a pleasantly blank and instead we could leisurely. If you're hungry, down under the city, at a gas station, good food, where you prepare delicious sandwiches. I recommend, therefore, explore the city to connect with snacks
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  • Beautiful well preserved archaeological site. Fantastic panoramic view. Place still unknown.
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