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Tourists find 2,300 year-old jewelry in Israel’s Galilee

Members of the Israel Caving Club uncovered a rare treasure including silver coins minted during the reign of Alexander the Great who conquered Israel during the Hellenestic period.

By Itay Blumenthal


Israeli tourists discovered a rare treasure trove filled with 2,300-year-old coins, and silver and copper objects inside a cave in northern Israel.

Jewelry found in ancient cave. (Photo: IAA)

Jewelry found in ancient cave. – Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority

“Thanks to the work of honest citizens, we will be able to better understand the history of Israel,” said Amir Ganor, director of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

About two weeks ago, members of the Israel Caving Club – Reuven Zachai, his son Chen and friend Lior Hiloni – went out on a preparation trip in a large stalactite cave in northern Israel before the rest of the club members joined in. Continue Reading »

Cave full of stalactites discovered near Jerusalem

Parks Authority officials mapping unique stalactite cave discovered; considering how to protect the site that’s to be opened to the public in a month.

By Itay Blumenthal



A large cave of stalactites was discovered by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority (NPA) together with the Cave Research Unit (CRU) during construction work in the Jerusalem hills.

Inside the cave. (Photo: Lior Cohen)

Inside the cave. – Photo: Lior Cohen

The new cave was uncovered after construction workers blew up a boulder and saw a hole underneath. NPA workers arrived on the scene and explored the hole with flashlights, discovering the expansive cave full of stalactites. Continue Reading »