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Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ festival accused of torching ancient remains

Accused of burning a prehistoric wooden temple, Israel’s affiliate, the Midburn responded saying festival organizers were unaware, since official Antiquities Authority map showed no archaeological sites at the location.

By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some prehistoric remnants.

A man watches a wooden sculpture set alight during Israel’s first Midburn Festival – Photo: AP

Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an Israeli affiliate of the Nevada carnival, burned a wooden temple Saturday on a hilltop scattered with flint tools from the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods. Continue Reading »

Judge Vetoes Police, Allows Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ But Limits Nudity To Closed Areas


After several days in which police refused to give a permit to hold Midburn, Israel’s version of the “Burning Man” festival, a Beersheba Court ruled that police must approve a permit, and required that organizers adhere to some of the police demands.

The Temple of Grace burns on the last day of the Burning Man 2014 “Caravansary” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Continue Reading »