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- Alt Name:
- Nabataean Kingdom
- 100BC - 1BC
Mamshit was an ancient Nabatean city which formed part of the Incense Road, a trading route of various spices in the Mediterranean and south Arabia.
In fact, it is one of four such cities in the Negev Desert in Israel which form the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Incense Route. It is arguably the best preserved out of the four.
Founded in approximately the first century BC, Mamshit was later occupied by the Romans, after which its prosperity began to decline. In addition to a caravanserai and several large homes, Mamshit’s remains include a bathhouse, a market and many intact frescoes and mosaics.
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Address: Route 25, Israel
Phone: +972 (0)8-655-6478
Located approximately 8km southeast of Dimona in Israel along Route 25 (Be'er Sheva-Dimona Road).
Open daily except Saturdays and Jewish holidays, 8am-5pm (to 4pm Oct-March). Closes 1 hr earlier on Fridays and holiday eves. Last entry 1 hour before closing. Entry costs 22 NIS for adults, 10 NIS for children. Further concessions available.
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