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Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2005
Size of heritage: 6,655 ha
- Buffer zone: 63,868 ha

Longitude: 35,161°
Latitude: 30,541°


The four Nabatean towns of Haluza, Mamshit, Avdat and Shivta, along with associated fortresses and agricultural landscapes in the Negev Desert, are spread along routes linking them to the Mediterranean end of the incense and spice route. Together they reflect the hugely profitable trade in frankincense and myrrh from south Arabia to the Mediterranean, which flourished from the 3rd century BC until the 2nd century AD. With the vestiges of their sophisticated irrigation systems, urban constructions, forts and caravanserai, they bear witness to the way in which the harsh desert was settled for trade and agriculture.

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אריות בצופר

Published: December 19, 2008
Length: 08:45 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Assi Nadler

Arayot Shimshit led by Dror, in a 3 days of a desert mountain bike trip. Took place in Zofar sorroundings in the Arava.

סדנת יוגה ומדיטאציה עם לילא ואננדה במואה - 3-5.07.14

Published: May 28, 2014
Length: 20:49 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Lila Ananda

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