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Memorial to the Negev Brigade

Negev Brigade Memorial in Beer Sheva
Negev Brigade Memorial in Beer Sheva

This spatial composition is dedicated to the fighters of the Negev regiment who fought in the desert during the War of Independence in 1947-1948. Memorial to the Negev Brigade made in the genre of “spatial sculpture” consists of concrete elements, each of which is located here for a reason, hiding a special, encrypted meaning. The aqueduct tunnel is reminiscent of the aqueduct in the desert, which was protected by the fighters; the upward curved plane is a bird, symbolizing the people of Israel. 19-meter pole – water.

Monument design
Monument design

It is made of simple concrete and consists of 18 separate elements – an unnaturally thin stream of water flowing into a large tank, two plates connected to each other, a ball with holes, a tall tower. All of them are symbolic and associated with the Palmach and the War of Independence.

monument corridor
monument corridor

The aqueduct tunnel is reminiscent of the desert aqueduct that the fighters defended, and the 19-meter tower with holes symbolizes the Negev water tower, shot through by gunfire.

The plane curved upwards is a bird, symbolizing the people of Israel.

Wall with inscriptions inside the monument
Wall with inscriptions inside the monument

The monument to the Negev Brigade is a symbol that testifies to the courage, courage and patriotism of the Israeli soldiers who died during the War of Independence. Each of the 18 elements of the memorial is not located here by chance and carries a special, encrypted meaning. Understanding takes time and knowledge of the history of the liberation of the Negev.

Black irises grow next to the monument
Black irises grow next to the monument
Monument of the Negev Brigade
Memorial to the Negev Brigade

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