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Ancient Halutza

Halutza an ancient Nabatean city in Israel (Panoramio)

Founded as a way station for Nabatean traders traveling between Petra and Gaza -- Halutza was occupied from the third century BC (the middle of the Hellenistic Period) to the eighth century AD (Byzantine Period). There are no direct Biblical connotations for this site but the town --- which is about 12 miles southwest of Beersheba --- is mentioned in Midrashic sources (BAS).

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