Shivta : Nabatean road station, apparently built 1st century BCE.
Byzantine transit city for caravans from Egypt.
Abandoned in 12th century.
Avdat : Largest Nabatean city in Negev.
Founded in 2nd century CE on important crossroads junction.
Reached zenith in Byzantine era.
Abandoned in 10th century.
Sodom : Here Lot sat as judge ot the gate.
Destruction of Sodom and Gomorah (Gen. 19).
Mampsis : Nabatean trade centre.
Appears in Madaba map.
Lage fortified city in Roman-Byzantine period.
Destroyed 7th century in Arab conquest.
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