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Address: Dimona, Israel

This Nabatean and later Byzantine site includes ruins of two churches:...

This Nabatean and later Byzantine site includes ruins of two churches: Nilus Church and a larger basilica, which is believed to have been built before 427 CE.

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Extremely well preserved Nabatean village in the Negev

A desert city in the Negev- a UNESCO World Heritage site. The site is much larger than I realized it would be. An excellent English brochure is available at check in. The... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Ann C
Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

A desert city in the Negev- a UNESCO World Heritage site. The site is much larger than I realized it would be. An excellent English brochure is available at check in. The Nabatu house has a room with impressive Greek frescoes on the ceiling. When we visited it was not too hot, this allowed more time to roam around and... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Mamshit was a stop for us in a 3 day trip to the Negev. The place seemed to have more lenient visiting ours than other tourists spots that we've been to. We walked through the ancient buildings, using the explanation signs put up to better understand the history, advanced techniques and intelligence of it's past residents. It was spectacular indeed!... More 

1 Thank MyJam0
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Very interesting with good guide leaflet in English and signage around the site. Not over restored so that you can get a proper impression of its history

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Hinterzarten, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

With Petra and Avdad the third most interesting City of the Nabateans, responsible for the trade of perfumes from in the Antique. A Place for better Offs, with market, churches public baths. Nice Setting in the Negev on your way from the Death Sea to Beersheva and Tel Aviv. Stroll around foir an hour and get into history. Caravanes used... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I spent the day with friends at Mamshit - it takes about 90 minutes to drive from Jerusalem/center. As previous reviewers noted, there are excellent pamphlets and good signage. it is a fairly easy climb and well worth it - the view is amazing and the site itself is interesting and very well maintained and restored. There are campgrounds there... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

A ninety minute drive from the centre, near Dimona on the way to Eilat, one gets to the ruins af the Nabatean city of Mamshit. This wonderfully restored UNESCO heritage site had first century restored buildings, including later structures from the Byzantine period. The pamphlet provided by the Parks Authority is well presented and informative. We were lucky to be... More 

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Omer, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

I had been at this very interesting site before many years ago. Since then they have upgraded and improved the facilities-bathrooms and foot paths and signs and pamphlets ....it was a holiday so there was a widely publicized event of a Nabatean market and it was really well done. colorful and fun! I think we came 10:00 and left 12:00... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Mamshit was a well preserved Nabatean ruins which fit in well with our excursion to Petra a few days later. The park was well maintained and the information on the signs and pamphlet were useful.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Mamshit is an Nabataean city from the Ist century in the Negev desert.There are many buildings from the period.There are also churches from the 3rd and 4th centuries,the start of Chistianity.Just wandering around the site gives a feeling of the wealth which generated in the city. A real historical experience.

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New York
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Mamashit is one of the 65 base stations on the Incense Route that was declared a UNESCO site. It contains well preserved remains of a the Natabean period (1-2 century CE) including the caravan inns, an impressive house of the wealthy, the typical Natabean dwelling and the market, additions from the Roman period (2-4 century CE) including the gate that... More 

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