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Israel Archaelogical Tour - Day 9

Email Day 9 From the Negev to Eilat Be'er-Sheba National Park -- this city that Abraham founded (Gen. 21 marked the southern border of biblical Israel (1 Sam. 3:20). Beersheba also shows fascinating evidence of urban planning from the time of the Judean monarchy, a unique water system and other finds that, along with its biblical significance, have accorded Beersheba a place on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Avdat National Park -- an important stop on the Incense Route, and a World Heritage Site, Avdat's Nabatean temple, which was converted into a church, reveals a fabulous Negev panorama, while its wine-press reveals the inhabitants' uncanny skill at cultivating the desert and ancient private dwellings and tombs complete the picture. The Uvda Valley -- containing over 150 prehistoric and early settlement sites, including the Nahal Asharun site and the Leopard Temple. For additional itinerary suggestions, please see: Visit the MFA's Social Media Channels: Facebook - Twitter - Google+ Find us on Instagram: @IsraelMFA
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