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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

Royal Tombs Tips (27)

10. The East Cliff

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. It's...
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leics
Feb 18, 2015

Royal Tombs

The first of the so called Royal Tombs is the Urn Tomb. This tomb is built high on the mountain side, and requires climbing up a number of flights of stairs. It was suggested that this is the tomb of...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Oct 05, 2010

The Court

The little old man whom we met at the theatre decided to act as our guide, and pointed out a large building on the opposite side of the street from to theatre. To me none of these facades looked like...
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uglyscot
Aug 06, 2010

Petra 13 - The Royal Tombs.

Just a short way from where Marguerite Van Geldermalsen has her “book shop” and trinket stall you will look to your right and see that magnificent Royal Tombs.You can brave the hundreds of steps and...
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K.Knight
Nov 13, 2009

The Royal Tombs

I am sure that these tombs must have been almost as impressive as Al-Khazneh in its original state. Three of these which are outstanding; Urn Tomb, Palace Tomb and Sextius Florentinus Tomb.These three...
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PierreZA
May 24, 2009

Royal Tombs

There are a series of big tombs called Royal Tombs.The Urn Tomb, built high on the mountain side, could be the tomb of Nabataean King Malchus II or the tomb of Aretas IV.There is a small tomb known as...
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Aitana
May 09, 2009

Royal Tombs

Carved into the rock are the impressive burial places that are collectively known as the 'Royal Tombs'. The one pictured is the Urn Tomb, this is reachable by stairs. Once there you can stand on the...
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tim07
Feb 10, 2008

The Royal Tombs

As you exit the deep chasm in the sandstone rock, the Royal Tombs stretch down the right side along the same chunk of stone that you exited from. The best views of the Royal Tombs can be gained from...
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antistar
Jan 27, 2007

Royal Tombs

The Tombs at Petra are one of the highlights for sure! The colours of the the sandstone is amazing here, and as well as being incredibly interesting they offer a home away from the heat for a...
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kentishgirl
Jan 15, 2007

The King's Wall

The Royal Tombs - or the King's Wall - are an imposing set of carved tombs and, in their time, were likely to have been as impressive at the Treasury. Their somewhat exposed location has seen them...
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leffe3
Sep 22, 2006

The Royal Tombs

The Royal Tombs are built into the side of the mountain and overlook the eastern side of the site. There are Bedouin hanging around the site but they dont really bother you, they just want to make a...
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JohnniOmani
May 16, 2006

The Royal Tombs - Petra

The Royal Tombs look out over the Roman Road. From left to right in the picture you have The Palace Tomb, The Corinthian Tomb, The Silk Tomb and the Urn Tomb. The best views of these tombs are from...
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GandalfOnTour
Apr 07, 2006
 
 
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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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Djinn Blocks - God Blocks

The modern path from the site entrance leads down a very gradual slope to Bab as-Siq, the entrance to the famous 'Siq' itself. But even though the path you walk upon is modern, it is still Petra....
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