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Beautiful New Stalactite Cave Discovered During Work for New Water Pipeline to Jerusalem


A previously unknown stalactite cave was discovered this week deep underground in the Jerusalem Hills, thanks to the digging of a fifth water pipeline to Jerusalem and some luck.

The karstic cavern contains hundreds of limestone stalagmites and stalagmites in all sorts of forms. Based on the humidity and amount of water inside, the cave is apparently still active: The stalactites are continuing to grow, one drop at a time.

The complex of stalactite caves serendipitously found during this tunnel project has gummed up the works before.

Inside the cave on Thursday. Emil Salman

The pipeline project, the largest water ...

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