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Nahal Me’arot caves Israel’s newest World Heritage Site

UNESCO has named the Nahal Me’arot caves in northern Israel as a new World Heritage Site, the seventh tourism site in Israel to be added to the prestigious list. Located on the western slope of northern Israel’s Carmel Mountain range, the series of four caves –Tabun, Jamal, el-Wad and Skhul — was defined by UNESCO as a “key site”that illustrates a fascinating link in human evolution. The 22-acre Nahal Me’arot caves contain artifacts spanning more than 500,000 years of history, including early stone architecture and ancient burial sites, and provides evidence of the existence of Neanderthals and “early anatomically modern humans”in the region.

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