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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  • June 29, 2017
    Many people know Petra in Jordan as the Nabatean Capital. Avdat as an important station on the Spices rail from Arabia to the Mediterranean, covers many periods of the Nabatean history including the C...  more »
  • April 24, 2017
    After the destruction of the site was set up beautifully and everyone who travels with him seeing me much knowledge that every effort controls and stunning desert scenery
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  • April 11, 2017
    Of the nature and Parks Authority and I can also see the movie about the Nabataean civilization before going to the compound itself. The movie actually makes a quick overview and gives background on the Nabataean culture and period. We arrived at the site on a weekday at around 15:00 an hour before the last entrance to the site. When we came up to the Castle, were one of the four cars parked in the garage. It was great, because I think that we have been able to feel the uniqueness and strength. And after about an hour we stood all alone.
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