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Negev Private Day Tour From Jerusalem
"You will drive south from Jerusalem through the Ella Valley where David fought with Goliath; visit the Bet Guvrin caves and then continue to Tel Be’er Sheva a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. This ancient settlement overlooking the modern capital of the Negev Beersheba has retained the ancient name and functioned as the administrative center for the Judean monarchy during the Iron Age beginning some 2800 years ago. Among the most impressive finds here are the corner stones of an altar and a large-scale water project that served the city during both war and peace. We will continue south to Sde Boker a kibbutz in the central Negev and the home of Israel’s first Prime Minister
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Private Tour: Highlights of the Negev From Jerusalem
"Ben Gurion TombBen Gurion the first Prime Minister of Israel and founder of the state preferred to be burred in the Negev than in the pantheon of the Great Leaders of the Nation in the National Cemetery of Har Herzl. He believed that settling in the Negev should be the first and Ein Ovdat is a spring gushing from the narrow canyon boasting a rich flora and unusual ecological system. We will hike in one the pristine places in Israel and enjoy the beauty of the NegevOvdatAn ancient city that was founded as a crossing point for merchants who’ve passed thousands of kil from Arabia to the cities on the shore of Israel to sell perfumes to the roman world. The city conveys the extraordinary story of the perfume road and the settling in the Negev in ancient times.Ramon CraterOne of Israels’ wonders and a unique phenomenon. Geological processes that took m come experience a desert adventure and feel as if you were a perfume merchant walking on this same road
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Private Tour: Highlights of the Negev from Tel-Aviv
"Ben Gurion Tomb:Ben Gurion the first Prime Minister of Israel and founder of the state prefered to be burried in the Negev than in the pantheon of the Great Leaders of the Nation in the National Cemetary of Har Herzl. He believed that settling in the Negev should be the first and Ein Ovdat is a spring gushing from the narrow canyon boasting a rich flora and unusual ecological system. We will hike in one the pristine places in Israel and enjoy the beauty of the NegevOvdat:An ancient city that was founded as a crossing point for merchants who passed thousands of kilometre from Arabia to the cities on the shore of Israel to sell perfumes to the Roman world. The city conveys the extraordinary story of the perfume road and the settling in the Negev in ancient times.Ramon Crater:One of Israels’ wonders and a unique phenomenon. Geological processes that took mill come experience a desert adventure and feel as if you were a perfume merchant walking on this same road
From $540.00

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Qasr al Bint

This is the best preserved free-standing building in Petra. It is the temple of the main Nabataean god Dushara. Its name means "Palace of the Pharaoh's Daughter". It is an enormous temple and would...
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antistar
Mar 10, 2014

Qasr al-Bint

Built in about 30 BC by the Nabataens & one of the few free-standing structures in Petra. The Temple was however destroyed in the 3rd Century AD, it originally stood 23m high & had marble...
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tim07
Feb 10, 2008

Qasr el-Bint Faroun

Standing rather plainly and massively as it does, the Temple of Qasr el Bint Faroun (Castle of the Pharoah's Daughter), probably once the most imposing of all buildings in central Petra, is now...
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leffe3
Sep 22, 2006

Qasr El Bint

The Temple of the Pharaoh's daughter was also a nabatean temple. Is supposed to be a palace, but also a temple dedicated to the god of Dushara, the nabatean highest divinity. It has been "built" and...
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MiguelMV
Jan 07, 2006

Qasr Al-Bint Temple

Qasr Al-Bint Temple is the only substantial stone-built structure in Petra still standing. Constructed some time around 30 BC - 40 AD, it was the most important temple of the town, dedicated to...
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Blatherwick
Aug 24, 2005

At the Crossroads...

After the Qasr el Bint you are in "the Basin", where a lot of things are happening. From here you can move in various directions : visit the Petra Museum, pause at the restaurants and the toilets, or...
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TheWanderingCamel
Aug 07, 2005

The House of Pharaoh's daughter

The Qasr el Bint al-Faraoun ("The House of the Daughter of Pharaoh") was a Nabatean temple, and has the distinction of being only temple actually built at Petra, that remains, rather than being carved...
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TheWanderingCamel
Aug 07, 2005

Qasr al-Bint

The only building of Petra made with massive blocks of yellow sandstone, it is the temple Qasr al-Bint Firaun ("The Castle of Pharaoh's Daughter"). This temple was dedicate to Dushara. It was the...
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Cristian_Uluru
Apr 12, 2005

Qsar Al-Blint Temple

The Qsar Al-Blint Temple has the destinction of being the only monument in Petra that is not carved out of the rockface. It was built around 40 B.C. It's real purpose is actually unknown but rather...
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Paul2001
Apr 01, 2005

Qasr El Bint

Back to the Cardo Maximo, once you pass what’s left of the door, you can see this building on your right.This it the only religious building that has been built by the Nabataneans (1st century BC) and...
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Djinn76
Jan 02, 2005

Qasr al-Bint Firaun

Qasr al-Bint Firaun is Nebataean and dates from around 30BC, and is Petra's only Nabataean free standing building.Qsar al-Bint, means "Castle of the Pharos Daughter" in the Bedeu language. It is also...
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freya_heaven
Nov 11, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Petra

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Treasury - Al Khazneh

The structure now called the 'treasury' is the first part of Petra's city centre which visitors saw. As they finally reached the end of the Siq, itself always in shade, its twists and turns slowly...
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Monastery - Al Deir

There is no doubt that the structure now called the 'monastery' is absolutely massive (about 48m/158 feet high) and massively impressive simply by virtue of its size. To give a better impression of...
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Siq

I was fortunate enough to have lived in Amman for 5 years in the late 70's and my work often took me to Petra where i managed to visit the Nabataean City several times, and back then it was free for...
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Theatre

Petra's theatre dates from the 1st century AD/CE. The Romans had not taken control at that time although there were strong trading links between the Nabateans and the Roman empire. The tiers of...
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High Place of Sacrifice

*****Way of to the summit of the Petra Mountain is a path where the Nabataeans curved out their most sacred open-air Altar where they performed ritual killings of animals as offer to their Gods....
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Royal Tombs

The East Cliff holds an array of impressive tombs known as the 'Royal tombs'. The cliff is on the right, a little after Petra's theatre, and you'll need to climb up to get to the tombs themselves....
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