Carmel Caves a UNESCO World Heritage Site (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 07/02/12)
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The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO voted Friday to list the Nahal
Me´arot Nature Reserve as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Site of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel in northern Israel
consists of a group of prehistoric caves where early man lived
continuously for hundreds of thousands of years.
Nahal Me´arot joins seven other World Heritage sites that are located
in Israel. The other sites are: the Old City of Jerusalem; the Bahá´i
Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee; Biblical Tells –
Megiddo, Hazor and Beer Sheva; the Incense Route – Desert Cities in
the Negev; Masada; the Old City of Acre (Akko); and the White City
area of Tel-Aviv.
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs worked alongside the Hof
HaCarmel regional council and in partnership with the University of
Haifa to have the site listed by the World Heritage Committee.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 07/02/12)
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