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Archaeologists uncover secrets near Israel's Dead Sea

Discover the area's largest archaeological dig in the last half-century.


June 3, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
cave excavationcave excavationPhoto: Menahem Kahana / AFP/Getty Images
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Currently, researchers are excavating Tzeelim Canyon, an area near Israel's Dead Sea. These archaeologists, who consist of Israeli and foreign volunteers, are searching for ancient artifacts hidden in the cave.

They're hoping to find 2,000-year-old writings and other objects in a spot that yielded abundant archaeological wealth in the past, and the project looks something like this:

cave excavationTo get into the cave, diggers climb along a steep path on a rocky cliff. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

cave excavationPlenty of cramped tunnels wind into the rock. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

dead sea excavationVolunteers wear masks to protect themselves from dust in the caves. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

cave excavationOne volunteer found a 10-inch-long rope that was probably used by ancient people. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

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