Negev

Nabataean Cities in the Negev:

The Bedouin tribes in the Negev and the Sinai all trace their origins back to the Arabian Peninsula, somewhere between the 14th and 17th centuries. According to Bedouin traditions and historical …

The Negev Wall:

A WALL IN THE NEGEV Pictures copyright 2003 Arieh Bar-Lev This wall is known as the K-Line and it is located between Mt. Ramon in the central Negev (100 km south from Beer-Sheva) and Mt. Romem. The …

Q&A #07 The Rahat Mosque:

Click below to view the video Are media reports true that say the Rahat mosque is perhaps the oldest mosque in the world? Dan Gibson demonstrates that the Rahat mosque is not the oldest in the …

Multi-Alphabet Theory:

Two Families of Alphabets Throughout the Middle East, graffiti is found in a number of different forms, but they seem to fall into two distinct families of alphabets. These are important, for …

Nessana:

A Nabataean city in the Negev

Sobota (Shivta):

Sobota was a Nabataean agricultural city in the Negev. A ring of houses faced inwards, providing protection.The city had churches and a temple.

Wadi Fiqreh:

This long wadi or dry river bed was the main conduit for caravan traffic between Avdat (Obodat) and Wadi Arabah. There were several wells along this route, as the camel caravans would pass down the …

Mampsis:

Mampsis was the smallest of the traditional six Nabataean towns in the central Negev. The ruins are quite exposed and in a state of excellent preservation. The town plan, from the Nabataean period, …

Obodat (Avdat):

This ancient caravan station evolved into a large desert city known as Obodat (after a Nabataean king). It was first founded as a road station in the 3rd century BC where two trade routes converged. …

Ruheiba:

This Nabataean city is 12 km south of Elusa, and is located in a nature conservation area. It can only be visited by agreement of the authorities. The city has three large churches, several impressive …

Nahal 'Arod:

Mosque Name: Nahal ‘Arod Open Air Mosque Country: Negev City: Rural - Negev Highlands Year of construction (AD): 700-799 GPS: 30.496555 34.707789 Gibson Classification: Unknown Rebuilt facing …

Rahat Mosque:

Mosque Name: Nahal Peher Mosque Country: Negev City: Rahat Year of construction (AD): 600 - 800 CE GPS: 31.372357 34.764179 Gibson Classification: Unknown 174.81 from drawings Rebuilt facing Mecca: …

Nahal Omer:

Mosque Name: Nahal Omer Openair mosque Country: Negev Year of construction (AD): 750-799 GPS: 30.544067 35.177101 Gibson Classification: Between Description: This is one of the open air mosques found …