Rosh Hanikra

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Rosh Hanikra Grottos
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Rosh Hanikra Grottos
Rosh Hanikra (Hebrew: ראש הנקרה meaning: "head of the rock caves") is a geologic formation on the Mediterranean Coast in western Galilee, on the Israeli side of the Israel-Lebanon border. It is a white chalk cliff face which opens up into spectacular grottos. "Rosh Hanikra" can be translated as "Head of the Grotto". The name "Nikra" is from the Arabic "Nakura" that means tunnel. There is also a kibbutz by the same name nearby. The bridge and the railway tunnel are part of the railway tracks Haifa-Beirut-Tripoli built by the British Government during the Second World War.

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