September 26, 2022
Burial grotto from the time of Ramses II found in Israel;  See pictures |  Sciences

Burial grotto from the time of Ramses II found in Israel; See pictures | Sciences

The cave was discovered on the beach when a mechanical excavator was working in Palmahim National Park (about ten kilometers from Tel Aviv) reached its ceiling. The discovery was made last Tuesday (13).

Archaeologists used a ladder to descend into the spacious, square-shaped cave.

In a video released by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority IsraelThey use flashlights to light dozens of ceramic vases of various shapes and sizes, It dates back to the period of the pharaoh who died in 1213 BC

The cave was discovered on Tuesday (13) on a beach, when a mechanical excavator operating in Palmahim National Park hit its roof. Photo: AFP PHOTO / HO / Israel Antiquities Authority

The objects served as funeral offerings to accompany the deceased on his final journey, and have remained intact since being laid out nearly 3,300 years ago.

A relatively intact skeleton is also found in two rectangular halves.

“The cave can provide a concrete picture of the burial customs of the Late Bronze Age,” said Eli Yani, a Bronze Age expert at the Antiquities Authority.

Palmahim National Park, where ceramic and bronze objects were found. Photo: Shlomi Omran/Israel Nature and Parks Authority/AFP

Earthenware was found in the cave. Photo: AFP PHOTO / HO / Israel Antiquities Authority

An archaeologist enters the unearthed cave in Palmahim Central Park. Photo: Emil Al-Ajam / Israel Antiquities Authority / Agence France-Presse