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Ein Avdat Traditional Cache

Hidden : 05/10/2011
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a 35mm size canister..

Ein Avdat or Ein Ovdat is a canyon in the Negev Desert of Israel, south of the kibbutz Sde Boker. It has always been an attractive place for habitation due to its luxuriant fauna and flora in the middle of the desert. Consequently, the canyon and its surroundings have been inhabited for some 80,000–90,000 years by many peoples such as Neanderthals, Nabateans, and Christian monks. The canyon also attracts numerous species of animals, like Ibexes and various birds, to its fertile vegetation.

The flourishing environment is caused by the water of numerous springs that begins at the southern opening of the canyon, and descends into deep pools in series of waterfalls. The springs in Ein Avdat emerge from between layers of rocks, although the source is still not known definitely. Around the springs grows salt-loving plants like Poplar trees and Atriplexes.

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