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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
From $540.00
 
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

Urn Tomb - Al Mahkamah Tips (18)

11. Al-Mahkamah

Al-Mahkamah ('the court'), one of the 'royal tombs' carved out of he East Cliff, is the B'dul name for what is known as the Urn Tomb (because its facade is topped by a huge carved urn). The B'dul call...
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leics
Feb 18, 2015

Petra 10 - The Urn Tomb

The Urn Tomb is another impressive Tomb that has been carved into the sheer cliffs of Petra.It is believed that the Tomb was made for King Malichos II in approx. 70 AD.This tomb is impressive because...
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K.Knight
Nov 13, 2009

Urn Tomb

This large tomb competes with the Khazneh and the Deir in terms of size and grandeur.Its immense courtyard and main chamber give an air of importance. Above the doorway are three chambers. The central...
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FruitLover
May 06, 2006

The Urn Tomb

This structure got it's name from the jar that crowns the pediment. A Greek Byzantine inscription records that the hall, which was originally a royal tomb, was converted into a church by Bishop Jason...
RblWthACoz
Apr 13, 2006

The Urn Tomb - Petra

The Urn Tomb is a very imposing and impressive tomb that dominates the cliff face overlooking the Roman Road. To get to it you have to climb a few stairs but the views from the terrace are pretty good...
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GandalfOnTour
Apr 07, 2006

Inside the Urn Tomb

The majestic chamber inside the Urn Tomb, used as church by byzantines. It's really amazing. And huge. And full of colours. On the picture, you can see, from inside, one of the entrances, and some of...
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MiguelMV
Jan 07, 2006

The Urn Tomb

Part of the Royal Tombs, the Urn Tomb was lately used by byzantines to build a monastery (the archade below). The facade with its 4 columns is very majestic. The inside part is really huge, and all of...
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MiguelMV
Jan 07, 2006

Urn Tomb

The Urn Tomb was bulit around 70 AD. This structure faces out over an open terrace fronted by a double row of vaults. A colonnaded cloister runs along the northern side of the terrace. The only...
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Blatherwick
Aug 23, 2005

The Courthouse (or "The Urn Tomb")

A very dramatic tomb, which in Roman times was used as a courthouse, hence its second name. Like the other important tombs, it is laid out with a courtyard in front of it.If you look in exactly the...
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TheWanderingCamel
Aug 07, 2005

Urn Tomb

The Urn Tomb is the first Rowal Tomb that you see from the theatre. It's a fantastic monument that faces out over an open terrace fronted by a double row of vaults probably built during the Kingdom of...
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Cristian_Uluru
Apr 08, 2005

Urn Tomb

The Urn tomb is one of the impressive Royal Tombs. It is not actually known who the kings are the name refers to.Inside the huge room measures 20 meters by 18 meters!As you can see by the photo of me...
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freya_heaven
Nov 10, 2004

The Urn Tomb

This is probably the most famous of the Royal Tombs that are carved into Jebel Khubtha mountain, and it dates back to the 1st century AD. Up the stairs and inside it's one of the largest tombs in...
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mafi_moya
Oct 14, 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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