Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Southern Gate at "Avdat"

Avdat was a city on the Old Incense Road in the Negev Desert.  Founded in the 3rd Centurt BC, it was destroyed by an earthquake in the 7th century AD.  It was the second most important city along the Roman Petra-Gaza Road.  It was inhabited by Nabateans, Romans, and Byzantines.

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