Soreq Cave

Magic Down Under

The Soreq Cave near Beit Shemesh features some of the richest ancient limestone formations anywhere.

Israel Correspondent
09/13/2011

 On a warm September day, four elderly Druze women in black dresses and sheer white headscarves sat under a shady canopy and poured a sweet liquid from the tea pots they had brought with them from the Golan Heights to central Israel.

While they had their repast al fresco, the younger women in their group descended the 150 stairs leading to the Soreq Cave (which has another 140 stairs), one of the most remarkable sites in Israel.

Good to the last drop: Stalactites and stalagmites, formed by acidic rainwater that dissolves limestone, make Israel’s Soreq Cav
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