Avdat was an important road station of the Nabatean caravans along the incense route between Petra and Gaza.
In Roman and Byzantine times the site developed to a walled city with a citadel in which two churches were erected.
The site was abandoned following the Muslim conquest of the Holy Land, and was never settled again. Excavated mostly in the 1960’s, Avdat is now recognised as a World heritage site by UNESCO.
Avdat ( Hebrew: עבדת, from Arabic: عبدة, ), also known as Abdah and Ovdat and Obodat, is a site of a ruined Nabataean city in the Negev desert in southern Israel. It was the most important city on the Incense Route after Petra, between the 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE.
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Avdat is in the Negev Desert. It is about 2 hours drive from Tel-Aviv, and takes about 2-3 hours to explore.
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