30 Spooky Facts about Caves From Around the World

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26 Lechuguilla Cave

Lechuguilla Cave

While exploring a historic 1900s guana mine, cavers uncovered the largest limestone cave (Lechuguilla Cave) in the United States. Not only did the cave stretch more than 120 miles but it also held a 20-feet gypsum chandelier and rare rock-eating bacteria.

27. There is a cave in England that from the 1500s until 1880 was called “The Devil’s A*se”. It was renamed as Peak Cavern shortly before Queen Victoria visited for a concert.

28. Ajanta Caves in India are 29 caves joined together, which are filled with paintings from over 3 religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism), which were constructed in 520 B.C. They cave system is spread over an area of 8,242 hectares, making it one of the largest man-made cave structures ever built.

29. The Vrtoglavica Cave in Slovenia has a 600-meter vertical drop, which is the longest such drop in the world.

30. Stereotypical cavemen hardly existed as very few Stone Age people lived in caves. Most were nomadic hunter-gatherers living in temporary shelters such as tents or huts. Caves just have the best-preserved artifacts.

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