Thursday, September 01, 2011

Extraordinary pictures of the 2,000 year old underground labyrinth where Jewish rebels hid from Roman soldiers

It is a long journey down into the dark - and back into the depths of history. But it certainly isn't a trip for the claustrophobic. The ancient tunnels of Hirbet Madras near the Sea of Galilee, in Israel, are so tight that they are almost impassable in places.

The sprawling underground labyrinth was dug by Jewish rebels fighting the Roman empire. Archaeologists believe some of the maze could date back to the first century BC. It is a fascinating part of history which attracts visitors from across Israel. But it is virtually unknown to foreigners.

Click here to read this article from the Daily Mail

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