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A ‘Beka’ weight from the First Temple discovered in Emek Tzurim

22.11.2018

The weight, which was found in the archaeological soil originating from the Western Wall foundations, north of the City of David, features an inscription in ancient Hebrew script and was used to weigh the half-shekel brought to the Temple

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Two plans for new nature reserves have been approved

18.11.2018

The two reserves are the โ€œYamit Carmel Nature Reserveโ€ in the Haifa Bay and the โ€œTaninim River Nature Reserveโ€. The Coastal Conservation Committee of the Planning Administration approved two plans for new nature reserves and was supported by the Ministry of Energy.

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Nile Softshell Turtles

19.07.2018

Israeli nature is a home for other species of turtles in addition to sea turtles. In addition to the local spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca), the Balkan pond turtle (Mauremys rivulata) and in some coastal streams โ€“ the Nile softshell turtle as well. The shell of the Nile softshell is covered with a smooth layer of skin that gives it the appearance of soft tissue, hence its name.

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