Nabataean City of Avdat in Israel

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James Blake Wiener
by GeoDrones
published on 26 November 2018

The ancient Nabataean city of Avdat (Oboda), which is located in present-day Israel, was initially a station on the 'Incense Route' in the Negev highlands. It was built by the Nabateans starting in the 3rd century BCE. During the Roman period, the city was part of the defense and transportation systems of the empire, and it flourished during the Byzantine period with the construction of churches, workshops, and a vast agricultural system of connected farms. The city was finally abandoned in the 7th century CE following an earthquake. It is today a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site.

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