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Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, Mitspe Ramon

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 95 reviews on the web
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 first visited Avdat fifty years (plus) ago. It was unspoilt then and still retains this charm. More is now known of the history but as always in Israel, this is respectfully researched and well pres...  read more »
  • What a cool place. Bring your camera. We recreated the David Ben Gurion pose in the doorway. Watch the movie Jesus Christ Superstar on video before you come because it was filmed here. 
  • The desert of the Negev has a special charm and the site of Avdad, on top of his phone, reflected this fascination. The site allows you to retrace the Nabatean, Roman and Byzantine eras through the tracks that these cultures have left. It's a very nice visit that calls for some time. If you make during the summer it is better to go up early in the morning or in the evening; during the Central hours of the day, the sun beating down and you'd better bring some water.
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