Jerusalem light rail 521.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
An underground water source discovered recently near the Jerusalem International
Convention Center is, experts say, the largest subsurface water resource ever
discovered in Israel.
The source was discovered 75 meters underground
while workers were laying groundwork for the high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem
The cave appears to have developed after water seeped in from
the surface and dissolved the underlying limestone.
“The cave is the
largest and most impressive underground water channel ever discovered in
Israel,” Prof. Amos Frumkin of the Hebrew University told Channel 2
Frumkin said the water channel can be preserved without
compromising infrastructure projects for the railway route.