Past, Present and Future at Horvat Tinshemet 1.
(photo credit: KKL)
Past, Present and Future at Horvat Tinshemet
What do the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Jewish National Fund, the Shoham Council and the children of the Yahalom School have in common? Answer: they have all helped to conserve and develop the ancient site of Horvat Tinshemet. “Those who preserve the remains of the past ensure that nature and heritage sites will be conserved for the benefit of future generations,” declared KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler at the ceremony. Nestled between an industrial zone, crowded highways and the young community of Shoham is a surprisingly charming spot where visitors can take a break from life’s rat race and enjoy the beauties of nature. The spot in question is the Community Forest in Shoham Forest Park, where, over the past year, the Horvat Tinshemet (“Barn Owl Ruins”) site has been excavated and conserved with the support of KKL-JNF, as part of its activities for the preservation of heritage sites throughout Israel.
The project’s inaugural ceremony was held on October 1st, with the participation of KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler, Shoham Mayor Gil Livneh, Deputy Director of the Israel Antiquities Authority Uzi Dahari, Menahem Intertor, Secretary General of the stone and chalk quarries, and the children of Yahalom School.
Dr Uzi Dahari, Deputy Director of the Israel Antiquities Authority, who led the excavations at Horvat Tinshemet, told those present: “This beautiful site deserves to be on display to the general public of Israel as a whole, and to residents of Shoham in particular.”