This video showcases the ancient ruins of Shivta, a city in the Judean Desert that was devastated by the Arab conquest in the 7th century CE.
Before it was decimated by conquering Arabs in the 7th century CE, Shivta was a thriving town where wine was produced. It was long considered a classic Nabataean town on the ancient spice route, but now archaeologists believe that it may have been a Byzantine agricultural colony.
This video is the latest in a series of gorgeous, breathtaking videos from Amir Aloni that provide an aerial perspective of Israel’s varied landscapes, focusing primarily on the Judean Desert area.
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