Avshalom stalactites Cave

Nature’s art, Avshalom Cave, also known as Soreq Cave or Stalactites Cave, is a 5,000 sq m cave on the western side of Mt.Ye’ela, in the Judean hills, in Israel, unique for its dense concentration of stalactites.   Images credit: spinfly

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The cave which is 83 m long, 60 m wide, and 15 m high, was discovered accidentally in May 1968, while quarrying with explosives, near Hartuv, 3 km east of Bet Shemesh, Israel.

The cave is named after Avshalom Shoham, an Israeli soldier killed in the War of Attrition. After its discovery, the location of the cave was kept a secret for several years for fear of damage to its natural treasures.

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