Hikers find Second Temple period engravings of menorah in Judean Shephelah cistern

Hikers had a close encounter with history last weekend, while exploring a water cistern in a Judean Shephelah cave, they came across the engraving of an ancient seven-branched menorah from the Second Temple period on its bedrock walls.

Three members of the Israel Caving Club – Mickey Barkal, Sefi Givoni and Ido Meroz – said they decided to explore caves in the lowland region of South-Central Israel after hearing about their beauty off the beaten path. 

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Hikers-find-Second-Temple-period-engravings-of-menorah-in-Judean-Shephelah-cistern-477320

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