Postcard from Israel: Avdat

We’re off back down to the desert this week for a virtual visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Avdat. This ancient Nabataean town was located on the incense route along which perfume, incense and spices were transported from Arabia, via Petra, to the port of Gaza.

Later Roman and Byzantine settlement also left its mark on Avdat and today one finds there a rich mix of relics including a third century inscription on a Roman watchtower, Byzantine churches and a winepress and the restored gateway of the Nabataean temple, all overlooking the dramatic desert landscape.

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