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Moa Nabatean Khan and Fortress- מיצד מואה
Moa, a Nabatean site on the Incense Route, built in the 1st century, a world Heritage Site.
The Spice Road, whose towns were declared world landmarks by UNESCO, flourished in the Nabatean period, which began in the 3rd century CE. Convoys of camels transported spices, herbs, salt and other products on a journey that took many months—from the Arabian peninsula to the port of Gaza. Moa was one of the stations on the route established by the Nabateans. A long dirt road leads to the large and amazing archeological site where the ruins of Moa were discovered, including an inn, agricultural implements, a water storage pool, an aqueduct and a press for pressing olive oil and perfume. The inn has an open courtyard surrounded by rooms and a bathhouse. The Nabateans were famous for their water storage methods and the desert agriculture they developed, and there have been botanical findings discovered here such as date pits and olive stones, even peach pits and remains of walnuts brought from other countries.