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Tel Maresha is a Biblical site in the southern low hills of Judea (the Shephela).

It is first mentioned in the book of Joshua, and was fortified by Rehoboam (I Chr. 11:8).

maresha cavesIn Persian times Edomeans and Tyrians populated the site, forming many caves for various functions. 

Maresha was excavated by several expeditions, and offers a unique experience of touring an underground city.


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