Beer Sheba - Gateway to the Negev
Known as the Gateway to the Negev (desert) in southern Israel, Tel Beer Sheba was declared a “World Heritage Site” in 2005 by UNESCO. Visitors traveling here will see that the entire ancient Israelite city has been rediscovered; it has been reconstructed to resemble life in biblical days.
Modern-day Beer Sheba was founded in 1900 by the Ottoman Empire (Turkish). Their only city ever built in Israel; it was their strategic move to control the near-surface aquifer. Remains of the buildings from this period can be seen in the south of the city.