Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park.

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Bell Caves

Eight hundred bell-shaped pits in the area are remains of ancient quarries, probably dating to the 4th-9th centuries AD. Because this stone was too soft to be used for building, people mined the stone to be burnt for lime and used it in mortar and plaster. The quarry was opened from a one-meter (3.5 ft.) hole in the hard Nari surface above, and then was widened out to create the mine.

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Comments (18)

senmax on March 5, 2013


Nadia Kushnir on March 5, 2013

СПАСИБО, Богдан!

Колоритный снимок ! ЗдОрово , Надя !

Как много тебе удалось в первый день весны !

Nadia Kushnir on March 6, 2013

Спасибо, Толик! Здесь видно, что сия "архитектура" весьма внушительных размеров! Концертный зал!

Sveta BSveta on March 7, 2013

Древние карьеры.За тыщу лет природа,конечно,интерьеры подправила

Omar Gobbi on March 27, 2013

Stunning place, wonderful photo, <YS & LIKE>, best regards. "Omar"

Nadia Kushnir on March 27, 2013

Да, Света! И улучшила акустику! СПАСИБО!!!

Nadia Kushnir on March 27, 2013

I thank you, Omar!!! Kind regards. Nadia.

Christophe Van Hulle on March 30, 2013

Impressive area. Nice shot too. LIKEd it a lot. Best regards, Christophe

Nadia Kushnir on March 30, 2013

Thank you very much, Christophe!!! Kind regards. Nadia.

Mehmed_ on April 21, 2013

İlginç çekim L

Nadia Kushnir on April 21, 2013

Many thanks, Mehmed!!!

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 15, 2013


Nadia Kushnir on May 15, 2013

Благодарю, Mimi!

Haddock54 on June 7, 2013

Thanks for the description.

Nadia Kushnir on June 7, 2013

I thank you, Haddock!!!

Aleksey Shustin on July 15, 2013

Величие природы

Nadia Kushnir on July 15, 2013

Да... Спасибо, Алексей!

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    by Nadia Kushnir
    • Taken on 2013/03/01 14:21:36
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
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    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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