Shivta National Park

Archaeology and History

Together with its sister-cities, Avdat and Mamshit, Shivta, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, began as a caravan stop in the Negev for the Nabatean masters of the Incense Route, and flourished after Christianity came to the Negev in the fourth century. Shivta's people were mainly farmers, who carefully collected every rare drop of rain.

its two churches, still visible (along with a cruciform baptismal font), were magnets for pilgrims.

A modern-day orchard north of the site utilizes ancient methods to raise various fruits.

Image credit: Avishai Teicher. From a PikiWiki.

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Region
South
Address
Shivta National Park

Opening hours
24/7
Parking
Parking
Suitable for children
Suitable for children

Phone
3639
Fax
+972-8-6230021
Email
moked@npa.org.il
Website
bit.ly

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