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Ruins in the Desert

By ubaruch    
Nitzana is an ancient Nabataean city located in the southwest Negev desert in Israel close to the Egyptian border.
It may have been a camel caravan station on the eastern branch of the ancient Incense Route,
serving pilgrims and merchants travelling to Sinai or central Egypt.
The Nabataean towns of the Negev were typically founded around the first century BC,
conquered by Romans two centuries later and inhabited by Byzantine Christians from at latest the fourth century until
the Muslim conquest in the seventh century.
In the foreground the remains of a Byzantine church, with the archaeological mound in the background.

Tags: Sky Church Desert Clouds Architecture Pillars Israel Archaeology Landscape and travel

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28 Feb 2015 8:44PM
Superb image. Perfectly processed & presented with a great narrative.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2015 10:58PM
Informative narrative to accompany this wonderfully composed image.
ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
1 Mar 2015 1:09AM
Looks like a Great place to visit, so interesting...informative narrative as well
tonyguitar 10 77 37 Canada
1 Mar 2015 1:47AM
Great place to visit certainly. Thoughts of potential treasure, yet others have looked over hundreds of years so odds are slim. Your image conveys memories of an advanced culture with taste, skill and craftmanship. Thought provoking image. TG
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2015 8:58AM
I can imagine the hustle and bustle when it was thriving
what a beautiful landscape, such lovely colouring and detail. well captured, SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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