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Rock art found in Israel

Cavers spelunking in south-central Israel have found previously unknown rock art carved into the walls of an ancient cistern.

A group of Israel Caving Club members were exploring hidden caves in the Judean lowlands over the weekend when they discerned the limestone carvings: a three-footed menorah with seven branches similar to the one that stood in the Jerusalem temple, a cross, and a depiction of an ancient key. Other as yet unidentified carvings were also found, the IAA said.

The IAA refused to disclose the name of the site, or any specifics concerning its location, in order to prevent people from flocking to the new discovery and potentially damaging it.

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Story: Ilan Ben Zion, The Times of Israel | Photo: Sa?ar Ganor, Israel Antiquities Authority

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