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Underground cave uncovered in residential neighborhood

in Life, Culture & Sports

During routine construction in the central Israeli town of Rosh Ha’Ayin came a discovery that halted the current construction. Workers on site uncovered a large limestone cave which has been preserved underneath a neighborhood street. The city’s municipality contacted the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in order to measure the safety risks, the need for…

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Digging back into the mystery of Masada

in Tourism & Nature

Known for its rich history and glorious sunrise views, Masada, a UNESCO heritage site sitting in Southern Israel beside the Dead Sea, is being revisited after an 11 year hiatus. Starting February 5, a team from Tel Aviv University, being led by Guy Stiebel, is spending 30 days excavating untouched areas of the ancient fortress.…

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Ground-breaking Philistine discovery

in Tourism & Nature

After around 30 years of excavating, archaeologists of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon discovered a Philistine cemetery. The findings from this cemetery can be dated to the 11th-8th century BCE and are considered a piece of evidence for the migration background of the Philistines in the 12th century BCE. The Philistines buried their dead…

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Treasures of the Roman Empire

in Tourism & Nature

What has happened to the two hobby divers Ran Feinstein and Ofer Raanan near Caesarea was a diver’s dream come true: they came across a huge treasure that turned out to become the most significant find of the past 30 years: it was the cargo of a merchant ship that sank during the Late Roman…

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