David Ben-Gurion and Paula Ben-Gurion's tombs in Kibbutz Sde Boker.

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Ben-Gurion Graves

The Negev

The graves of David (1886–1973) and Paula (1892–1968) Ben-Gurion lie in a spectacular clifftop setting overlooking sublimely beautiful Wadi Tzin (Zin) and the Avdat plain. A desert flora park has been planted next to the tombs, and wild ibexes often wander by.

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