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Sorek Cave with its ancient stalactites is a significant Israeli reserve. Name Avshalom was given to the reserve in honor of the tragically deceased soldier Avshalom Shoham.
The Sorek cave was discovered in 1968 on the territory of Mount Khar Tuv, quite by accident, during the mining of construction rubble. Already in 1975, the cave acquired the status of a national reserve.
The entrance to Sorek is located at an altitude of 385 meters above sea level. The length of the cave is 91 meters, and its area is – 4 800 square meters. A constant air temperature is maintained inside the cave – +22 ° C, and air humidity varies slightly from 92% to 100%.
The cave is located next to the Judean Mountains National Natural Park. You can get here from Jerusalem in just 10-15 minutes.
Usually, when visiting the Avashalom reserve, tourists do not limit themselves to one inspection of the cave, but also take a walk through the picturesque surroundings of the reserve.
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Topic: Sorek (Avashalom) Nature Reserve in Beit Shemesh, Israel.