Horbat Mamshit Travel Guide

  • Camel trip returning to the ranch
    Camel trip returning to the ranch
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  • Maeghan and Amy riding a camel in the ranch
    Maeghan and Amy riding a camel in the...
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    Camels ready for mounting
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Horbat Mamshit Things to Do

  • Negev Camel Ranch

    Just before you reach the Mamshit National Archaeological Park there is a sign pointing left, to the Negev Camel Ranch. The ranch organizes 1-hour camel trips to the nearby Rotem mountain range., affording views of view of the Nabataean city Mamshit and the Yamin plain. There are longer camel rides for 2 hours and 4 hours. Children can also have a...

  • Ancient Wall Paintings

    Walking through the ancient town of Mamshit you probably will think that everything has this similar color and that the houses also had the look as they have today. But there is a room in the park that shows you a different Mamshit. Here paintings have been found and made accessible to the visitor which show a complete different look of the...

  • Eastern Church

    The Eastern Church is the larger one of the two churches that you can find in Mamshit NP. Like the other one also the Eastern Church was built around the 4th century. On its mosaic floor you will find simple pattern. It was written on an information board in front of the church that in the year 427 there was a decree that prohibited the use of...

  • The Wadi and viewing points

    On the backside of the National Park, seen from the parking, there is a huge valley (or Wadi as it is called here). You will find good viewing points along the rim and in particular at the Eastern Church. Enjoy the landscape! And maybe you can also see the camel parade :)Click here to get to the official webpage of Mamshit!

  • The Staples

    It is known from Mamshit that the inhabitants started to breed Arabian horses under roman occupation. They were quite successful and got some wealth of this. Nowadays the staples can still be seen.Click here to get to the official webpage of Mamshit!

  • Nilus Church

    The Nilus Church is one of two churches of the Christian Mamshit. The church was named after his constructor Nilus who is mentioned in one inscription on the mosaic floor. The church was built in the fourth century. Have a look at the mosaic!Click here to get to the official webpage of Mamshit!

  • Watch Tower

    Walking around in the Mamshit NP you should certainly climb up the watch tower. From here you have an excellent view over the National Park and you gain overview of how the city was structured. And of course you can admire the desert landscape of this beautiful place.The Watch Tower was used to guard one of the water reservoirs of Mamshit, a dam in...

  • City Gates

    The ancient Mamshit was a walled town which had two city gates to protect the wealthy inhabitants from nomadic attacs. Its city wall had a length of about 860 meters. Travelling around Israel and visiting archeological sites you will see more towns with massive city gates.

  • Byzantine Bathhouse

    The Byzantine Bathhouse consists of three bath rooms of different temperatures: cold, warm and hot. Water was supplied from the public reservoir closeby and the heat was made in the furnace which was located inbetween the bathrooms. What you can see here are the heating system and the foundations of the different rooms.Click here to get to the...


Horbat Mamshit Restaurants

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    by Martin_S. Written Jan 2, 2003

    This is a restaurant that has tried to duplicate the foodstuffs found in the area around Mamshit 2,000 years ago.
    This was done by analyzing the petrified remains of foods found in the houses at Mamshit and the surrounding area.

    Favorite Dish: Have never tried it personally, but from what I have heard, they are getting mixed reviews.
    Some like it, but then others dislike. The only thing for sure is that it is different.

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Horbat Mamshit Favorites

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    by Martin_S. Written Oct 31, 2003

    Favorite thing: Here at Mamshite there is an opportunity to take a camel ride that you should not pass up. If you have ever ridden a horse, well forget it, it is not anywhere near that. It is sort of like a combination of a ???????, sorry...could not think of anything to compare it to.

    Camels near Mamshite, Israel
    Related to:
    • Desert
    • Photography
    • Horse Riding

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