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Ancient and Modern Hammat Gader – Ancient Roman Bathhouse and hot springs

Ancient Hammat Gader

Ancient Hammat Gader was a bathhouse located on natural thermal mineral hot springs. Five springs fed the ancient bathhouse, which was the second most luxurious bathhouse in the 4th century Roman Empire.

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Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve – Nature Reserve for breeding endangered animals

The Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve was established to foster a protected environment for desert animals. The reserve breeds animals which were mentioned in the bible with the goal of reintroducing them to the Israel deserts (the Aravah and the Negev) which were their home. The reserve also breeds other endangered desert animals. A similar program was established in the Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve for Mediterranean animals.

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