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Carmel Caves named newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to The Carmel Caves site in northern Israel has been named the newest World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for “providing a definitive chronological framework at a key period of human development.”

The announcement ceremony, to be held on Tuesday, will be attended by Israel’s National Commission for UNESCO Secretary-General Dr. Dalit Atrakchi, and Israel Nature and Parks Authority Chairman Shaul Goldstein.

“Located in one of the best preserved fossilized reefs of the Mediterranean region, the site contains cultural deposits representing half a million years of human evolution from the Lower Paleolithic to the present,” a UNESCO statement said.

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