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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  • Great site, altough in the summer would be to hot hardly any shade. The views from the toop are wonderfull and the site is inpressive and very well preserved. For the Israelies with kids I recommend.....  more »
  • On the way from Mitzpe Ramon to desert wineries or - even better! - on your way back you'll find these ruins of a former Nabatean glory. Not big if comparing to any other ruins worldwide but it's...  more »
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