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WWI battle remnants found in Israel

Rifle cartridges and shell fragments from a WW1 battle have been found in Israel.

The discoveries, made between Rosh Ha-?Ayin and the Afek Industrial Park, were from the British and Ottoman armies. The first discovery came from a member of the Melach Ha-Aretz pre-military preparatory program, who was part of the dig.

“Yitzhak Kalontarov approached me curiously with an artifact in his hand,” Yossi Elisha, director of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a press release. “I was surprised to discover that it was a rifle cartridge, and I was even more surprised when it turned out to be a World War I cartridge. As archaeologists, we expect to discover ancient finds from hundreds and thousands of years ago, whereas here we have a relatively ‘young’ one hundred year old artifact, but we were all drawn to the fascinating story of the battle.”

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Story: Fox News | Photo: Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority

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