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Also called “Mampsis,” “Memshat.” The easternmost city of the central Negev, 40 kilometers southeast of Beer-Sheba on the road from Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba to Hebron. Established by the Nabataeans in the first century as a caravanserai on the Mamshit—Araba Road.
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MAMPSIS (M.R. 156048). A town established during the second wave of Nabatean settlement in the Negeb. It was originally founded as a station on a secondary road leading W from Petra and the Arabah. The site was completely rebuilt in the 2d century c.e. and became important with the establishment of Trajan’s
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
MAMPSIS The easternmost town of the central Negev, 25 miles southeast of Beer-Sheba. The site is at an ancient road junction where the roads running from Jerusalem to Hebron and Aila (Elath) on the Gulf of Elath, and those from Gaza and Beer-Sheba to Aila, converge. It is possible that it was also linked
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Mampsis(Mamshit, Kurnub). Site situated on a low hill overlooking the steep gorge of Nahal Mamshit a few km south of modern Dimona, Israel, 479 m above sea level (see “Mampsis,” TIR.IP; see map 22, C7). M. is located at the intersection of ancient roads leading up from the Arava and Dead Sea areas,