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The Big Crater – HaMakhtesh HaGadol *

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HaMakhtesh HaGadol HaMakhtesh HaGadol (The Big Crater) is located near Yeruham in Israel’s desert Negev. Makhtesh is the Hebrew word for a mortar grinder (מַכְתֵּשׁ‬). The Big Crater got its misleading name in ...

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Dead Sea Works

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  Dead Sea Works DSW is based on the know-how of Moshe Novomeysky and the Palestine Potash Company concession established in 1930. In 1951, the company was nationalized by the Israeli ...

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Shivta

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Ancient Shivta, Negev Desert Shivta, in Israel’s Negev Desert is a Nabatean-Roman-Byzantine city, founded around 1 century BCE, that forms part of the series of UNESCO Heritage Site Desert Cities (Shivta, ...

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Kadesh Barnea

Biblical Kadesh Barnea Kadesh-Barnea appears in the stories of Abraham (Gen. 16:14; 20:1) and in the description of the expedition of Chedorlaomer and his allies; Kadesh-Barnea, here called En-Mishpat, is ...

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Havarim Cistern

Havarim Cistern in the Negev

  Bor Havarim – Havarim Cistern Bor Havarim (Chavarim Pit) is a group of underground Nabatean water cisterns. The cisterns collected runoff water in Wadi Havarim (Nahal Havarim) in the Negev. Ancient ...

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Operation Black Arrow Memorial

Black Arrow Memorial

Retaliation During the 1950s, armed Arab Palestinian terrorists known as ‘fedayeen’ attacked Israeli border villages from Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan. Reprisal actions were initiated by the Israel Defense Forces. Israeli forces carried out ...

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Maon Synagogue

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The Maon Synagogue The famous Maon Synagogue was found in an archaeological site in the Negev Desert close to Horvat Maon near Kibbutz Nirim. This is the site of the Hellenistic city ...

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Nahal HaBesor

Nachal Besor Suspension Bridge

Nahal HaBesor Eighty km long Nahal HaBesor is the longest river in Israel’s Negev from Mount Boker near Sde Boker to the Mediterranean. The Besor River traverses the Agur-Halutza sand dunes. Nahal ...

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