The Canadian & American Active Retirees in Israel, AKA CAARI, is going to visit Timna Park, just 20 minutes north of Eilat from 20-24 February, 2022, with 2-5 week Program Options. See Timna Park – Part 2 in next post!
Timna Park is approximately 25 square kilometers! A unique geological and archaeological
park that is one of the few places in Israel you can fine granite and igneous rock, as well as, younger limestone rock and copper deposits that were mined as early as 6000 years ago through the times of the Egyptian New Kingdom, approximately 3550 years ago.
There are also geological formations and sandstone pillars commonly called Solomon’s Pillars. Lots of hiking trails and an artificial lake that was formerly a pit mine that the JNF/KKL turned into a unique tourist attraction.
Solomon’s pillars that are a very rare formation of Early Cambrian Sandstone about half a billion years ago (550 million year ago) a 50-60 million year period that cellular life transformed to multi-cellular animal life as we know it today. Lots of fossils and mineral wealth are found here.
On the site you can find the earliest copper mines from 6000 years ago or more are located and you can go underground and see the nuggets of the copper ore chiseled out with large hammers.
Capture the spirit of Israel and join CAARI in 2022. The CAARI program is a Volunteering, Touring and Speakers forum affiliated with the JNF/KKL. It has been operating since 1983. This year will begin on with 2 – 5 week program options. See www.caarivolunteers.com for costs, highlights, itinerary and registration.