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Avdat National Park, World Heritage News

Avdat National Park vandalized

Avdat National Park vandalized

Hundreds of ancient artifacts found smashed; walls smeared with paint in ancient Nabataean city. ‘A World Heritage Site received a grave blow,’ says chairman of Parks Authority. Two Bedouin suspects arrested, including site’s guard Ziv Reinstein Latest Update: 10.06.09, 10:15 / Israel Travel The Negev hills site of the southern ancient Nabataean city of Avdat, […]

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Avdat National Park, World Heritage News

Negev: World Heritage Site Wrecked, Bedouins Suspected

Negev: World Heritage Site Wrecked, Bedouins Suspected

by Maayana Miskin (IsraelNN.com) The Ovdat National Park, which has been declared a UN World Heritage Site, was attacked overnight and severely damaged, staff found Monday. Hundreds of valuable archaeological artifacts thought to be approximately 2,000 years old were demolished or seriously damaged. The site of the ancient Nabatean church was heavily damaged as well. […]

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