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Makhtesh Ramon, Israel

Located south of Beersheba in the centre of the Negev desert, Makhtesh Ramon is a valley surrounded by steep walls and drained by a single “wadi” (riverbed). It is the world’s largest makhtesh. Ramon is arabic for roman.

Makhtesh Ramon is a geologists’ paradise with fossils, rock formations and volcanic and magmatic phenomenon dating back as much as 220 million years