Nitzana is a located in the Western Negev, adjacent to the Egyptian border. It was founded by the Nabateans as a caravanserai for their convoys crossing the Arabian peninsula with incense and spices. In the Byzantine period it developed into a regional center and atleast three churches were constructed in the city.
The Muslim conquest of the land brought a decline an abandoment of the Negev cities, including Nitzana. The site was excavated by several expeditions, but still on a small scale, and most of the site is still covered.
|Nitzana on Wikipedia|
|Ancient Nitzana on Google Maps|
|Nitzana Educational Community Website|
Points of Interest in the Area