Is­rael maps deep­est cave

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

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.”

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