Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The Carmel Forest terraces

ARCHAEOLOGY BY FIRE: 2,000-year-old terraces restored 5 years after Carmel Forest fire (SHARON UDASIN , Jerusalem Post).
Uncovering the terraces has been a part of a much larger process of rehabilitating both the Carmel Forest and creating buffer zones to protect nearby communities from future fires.

Five years after the Carmel fire tragedy that killed 44 people and burned some 2,550 hectares of land, a series of 2,000-year-old terraces have been exposed and restored in the region.

While the fire proved disastrous to both the people and wildlife in the Carmel area, the burning of the thick forest revealed the ancient agricultural terraces, which were then restored by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund.