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The 2,000-Year-Old Judean Date is Back

in Health & Science/Tourism & Nature

An array of Judean date seeds, grown about 2,000 years ago, have been fertilized and nine months later, are beginning to sprout. Out of 32 date seeds, 6 have blossomed to make up their own modern-day tribe of Judean dates. Elaine Solowey, the Director of Sustainable Agriculture of the Arava Institute, who is leading the…

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Prehistoric Temple Found During Roadwork

in Economy & Innovation

The advantage of living in a history-rich land is that a new road can lead to an ancient discovery, though it’s also likely why roadwork takes years in Israel. In the most recent archaeological discovery, a 5,000 year-old city was uncovered in the northern spot, En Esur. Full pathways and stone walls were discovered, and…

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Neanderthals Survived the Open Air

in Health & Science

A recent finding by an Israeli archeological team from the Hebrew University paints a new picture of our ancient ancestors, who lived in the greater Levantine region some 50,000 years ago. Common findings show that Neanderthals dwelled inside caves and rocks; yet the new discovery in the Ein Quashish site proves otherwise. The 675-meter site…

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Caesarea Opens King Herod’s Visitor Center

in Tourism & Nature

King Herod’s Visitor Center officially opened on May 29. The NIS 80 million, or $22 million, project, funded by the Rothschild Foundation, sits centrally in the Caesarea National Park, the most popular archaeological site in Israel from the first century. The site, also surrounded by a residential city, served as the first official port during…

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Longest Salt Cave in Israel Breaks World Record

in Tourism & Nature

The Malcham salt cave was discovered in Israel’s southern Mount Sodom around the Dead Sea, and is made up of almost 100% table salt. The cave was found in 1986 by Amos Frumkin, Director of the Hebrew University Cave Research Center, and until recently, its massive size remained unknown. The cave is thought to be…

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