Israel uncovers rare Ramses II-era burial cave | News | DW

Archaeologists in Israel on Sunday said they discovered an intact burial chamber that dates back to the time of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II.

The country’s antiquity authority said the cave, which is filled with dozens of pottery pieces and bronze artifacts, was found by accident at a popular beach at the Palmahim National Park.

A mechanical digger hit the roof of the structure, allowing archaeologists using a ladder to descend into the manmade square cave.

The authority described how the space appeared to have “frozen in time.” 

Cave unopened for 3,300 years

Several dozen pieces of intact pottery and bronze artifacts — including arrow and spearheads — were laying in the cave, exactly as they were arranged in the Bronze-Age era burial ceremony.

“These vessels were burial…

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