Accidentally Discovered Ancient World

Accidentally Discovered Ancient World

The cave in Novy Afon, Abkhasia, is a place that is always visited by crowds of tourists. The place fascinates with glimmering luster of stalagmites and stalactites, and deep crystal lakes. Every tourist tries to see the wonder of nature and is very impressed after that.

Accidentally Discovered Ancient World

The sizes of this cavern just defy any imagination!

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The road takes thru mysterious domes of stalagmites.

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And this is the bus stop that leads to this place. How do you like the bus stop?

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Near by there is a World War 2 museum of 1992-1993.

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Local citizens consult the tourists. But let’s see what’s inside the cavern! Are you ready?

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Now it is time to go to the cave. Don’t forget to take warm clothes as it is very cold inside. The special train takes people under the ground!

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It’s the only subway system in the world that leads into the cave!

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This is the largest cave in Abkhasia the area of which constitutes 1 million cubic meters. It was discovered in 1961 by a local boy who is now director of this complex. In 14 years after the discovery the place was examined throughly and prepared for meeting tourists. Lakes can be found inside the cave. One of them is 26 meters deep.

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The cave has 11 halls but only some of them are opened for tourists.

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One hall named Moscow has wonderful acoustic properties and often holds concerts. The natural formation is called a human scull.

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The road leads to the largest hall which is 260 m long.

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People from different countries line up to see the mysterious cave.

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The admission is almost free!

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And the place attracts thousands of people each day!

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Only at nights the underground paths become empty.

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The place used to be occupied by an ancient river.

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Water has made this strange paths.

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The stone waterfall is 20 meters high.

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Now it is time to back.

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Tourists buy minerals here.

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One of tunnels in the cave leads to the subway.

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An excursion lasts 1,5 hours. People say that photos fail to impart the beauty of the place to the right extent and to evaluate the beauty of natural mineral compositions one needs to visit the cave in person.

Location: Novy Afon

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7 thoughts on “Accidentally Discovered Ancient World”

  1. “The road leads to the largest hall which is 260 km long”

    thats a big one) …but something tells me, that its actually = 260m

  2. Surely, the largest hall is 260 meters long, not 260 kilometers. Must have been a typo.
    Thanks for the nice images…..

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