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  • Shivta National Park

    Shivta National Park, located in the western Negev not far from the Egyptian border at Nitsana, differs from the other Nabatean cities in the Negev in that it is not located on a main commercial route. 

    Roman ruins, dating to the period of Shivta’s founding in the first century BCE, can be seen in the southern part of the town. Most of the remains, however, date from the Byzantine period (fourth–seventh centuries BCE).

    With no natural water sources, Shivta’s water supply was based on surface runoff. This required meticulous urban planning, building the streets in the northern part of the city so that they drained into large reservoirs.

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