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Excavations for a secret trench on Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem

Excavations Underway to Find Secret Trenches from Six Day War in Jerusalem

After 55 years, excavations have begun on Ammunition Hill to search for a trench that might have been hidden for decades after it was last used in the Six Day War.

The dig began after dozens of IDF soldiers reached out to the Ammunition Hill Center for Six Day War Heritage and asked that it locate the trench in which they fought, according to CEO Ketri Maoz.

Ammunition Hill was one of the key battles in Jerusalem during the 1967 war. Thirty-six Israeli soldiers died while capturing the Jordanian military post at the site.

The trench in question supposedly continues eastward and was used by Jordanian soldiers to watch Mount Scopus. Over the past few decades, however, it has become filled and covered with dirt.

“Ammunition Hill had three trenches, one that looked toward the West... another that crossed the hill widthwise, and another that looked toward Mount Scopus in the East,” Maoz explained. (JPost / VFI News)

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