Nabatean Avdat Acropolis, Mitspe Ramon

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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  • Very well preserved . Beautiful desert landscape. We spent a lovely Saturday afternoon in this lovely place, Highly recommend !  more »
  • Magic of Avdat Acropolis is beyond any imagination. This walled site can be seen from a distance. And closer you come more powerful and great it looks like.  more »
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