Tel Nitzana
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In the past in this place was an ancient Nabatean settlement called Nitzana, who was one of the Nabateans established way stations to maintain the ancient trade caravans ranging from Petra via Eilat to Gaza and Egypt. Human settlement began the first wave of settlement the the Nabataeans in the third century BC. There were three churches, a vast rectangular castle and surrounded by a wall, and a covered water reservoir arcs. The area was preserved well until her period Hot'manit Most of the buildings were demolished and replaced by an administrative center called "Ojeh Ahlapir". Where excavations in the thirties of last century were about 200 ancient papyrus texts from the fourth - 5 and - 6 BC. What a site: the remains of the ancient city, including the churches, wells, and the rest remains in place

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