Israel maps deepest cave
RESEARCHERS FROM the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered the deepest cave yet in Israel.
Located near Israel’s border with Lebanon, the cave has been mapped by three researchers from the cave research unit in the university’s department of geography. Reaching a depth of 187m, the cave is 30m deeper than the previous record-holder, which was mapped 30 years ago.
Professor Amos Frumkin, who heads the Cave Research Unit, said: “This particular cave is our most significant find in recent decades. Discoveries like this give us an idea of the depth of the natural underground system that provides our ground water, and allows us to better understand what’s happening even further down.”