Tourist Tip #216 / The Monument to Tel Aviv's Founders

On one of Tel Aviv's poshest boulevards, surrounded by sky-high condominiums and trendy eateries, a small monument commemorates the humble roots of Tel Aviv.

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On an April day in 1909, 66 families gathered on a sand dune not far from the Mediterranean Coast and cast lots with seashells to decide who would live where. Such was the founding of Tel Aviv.