2017-07-31T19:16:01+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Sterkfontein, Petralona cave, Lascaux, Avshalom Cave, Sistema Sac Actun, Blanche Cave, Postojna Cave, Chauvet Cave, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Naj Tunich, Chevé Cave, Gunung Mulu National Park, Dunmore Cave, Vrtare Male, Sistema Dos Ojos, Mount Etna Caves National Park, Balch Cave, Banwell Caves, Killavullen Caves, Zedekiah's Cave, Amboni Caves, Ashford Caves, Sistema Nohoch Nah Chich, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Lummelunda Cave, Borenore Caves, Caves of Monte Castillo, Gruta de Maquiné, Grutas de Lanquín, Gökgöl Cave, Lamb Leer, Ogof Agen Allwedd, Shannon Cave, Xerri's Grotto, Stream Passage Pot, Cross Cave, Orlova Chuka, Paradise Cave, Gaping Gill, Steinbrücken Cave, Cuevas del Silvino, Giant's Hole, Onondaga Cave State Park, Priddy Caves, Great Douk Cave, Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, Sima de las Cotorras, Gladysvale Cave, Gomantong Caves, Airmen's Cave, Skirwith Cave, Yordas Cave, Kromdraai fossil site, Smoo Cave, Bell Witch Cave, Bennett's Cave, Manor Farm Swallet, Meramec Caverns, Rickwood Caverns State Park, Rod's Pot, Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain, Grotte Casteret, Cave of Chufín, Caverns of Sonora, Cleeves Cove, Cloyne Cave, Compton Martin Ochre Mine, Mark Twain Cave, Cox's Cave, Grotta di Ispinigoli, Sandia Cave, Shatter Cave, Shenandoah Caverns flashcards
Limestone caves

Limestone caves

  • Sterkfontein
    Sterkfontein (Afrikaans for Strong Spring) is a set of limestone caves of special interest to paleo-anthropologists located in Gauteng province, about 40 km (23 miles) Northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa in the Muldersdrift area close to the town of Krugersdorp.
  • Petralona cave
    The Petralona cave (Greek: Σπήλαιο Πετραλώνων) also Cave of the Red Stones (Greek: Σπήλαιο των κόκκινες πέτρες), a Karst formation - is located at 300 m (984 ft) above sea-level on the western foot of Mount Katsika, 1 km (1 mi) east of the eponymous village, about 35 km (22 mi) south-east of Thessaloniki city on the Chalkidiki peninsula, Greece.
  • Lascaux
    Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) (English /læsˈkoʊ/, French: [lasko]) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings.
  • Avshalom Cave
    Avshalom Cave (Hebrew: מערת אבשלום‎‎), also known as Soreq Cave (Arabic: مغارة سوريك‎‎) or Stalactites Cave (Hebrew: מערת הנטיפים‎‎), is a 5,000 m2 cave on the western side of Mt.
  • Sistema Sac Actun
    Sistema Sac Actun (from Spanish and Yucatec Maya meaning "White Cave System") is an underwater cave system situated along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula with passages to the north and west of the village of Tulum.
  • Blanche Cave
    Blanche Cave, previously known as "The Big Cave", "The Old Cave" and "Mosquito Plains Cave", is one of 26 caves to be found in the Naracoorte Caves National Park, a World Heritage listed site.
  • Postojna Cave
    Postojna Cave (Slovene: Postojnska jama; German: Adelsberger Grotte; Italian: Grotte di Postumia) is a 24,120 m long karst cave system near Postojna, southwestern Slovenia.
  • Chauvet Cave
    The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.
  • Naracoorte Caves National Park
    Naracoorte Caves National Park is a national park near Naracoorte in the Limestone Coast tourism region in the south-east of South Australia (Australia).
  • Naj Tunich
    Naj Tunich (pronounced "Nah Too-Neech") is a natural cave and an important archaeological site in Guatemala.
  • Chevé Cave
    Chevé Cave (/ˈtʃeɪveɪ/ CHAY-vay; Spanish: Cueva Chevé) is a deep cave located in the Sierra Juárez mountain range in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca.
  • Gunung Mulu National Park
    The Gunung Mulu National Park is a national park in Miri Division, Sarawak, Malaysia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting.
  • Dunmore Cave
    Dunmore Cave (from Irish Dún Mór, meaning "great fort") is a limestone solutional cave in Ballyfoyle, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
  • Vrtare Male
    Vrtare Male is a pit cave located near Dramalj, a seaside village in Croatia.
  • Sistema Dos Ojos
    Dos Ojos (from Spanish meaning "Two Eyes"; officially Sistema Dos Ojos) is a flooded cave system located north of Tulum, on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • Mount Etna Caves National Park
    Mount Etna Caves is a national park in Central Queensland, Australia, 544 km northwest of Brisbane.
  • Balch Cave
    Balch Cave (grid reference ST65734753) is a cave in Fairy Cave Quarry, near Stoke St Michael in the limestone of the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England.
  • Banwell Caves
    Banwell Caves (grid reference ST383588) are a 1.
  • Killavullen Caves
    The Killavullen Caves are limestone caves near the village of Killavullen in County Cork, Ireland.
  • Zedekiah's Cave
    Zedekiah's Cave — also called Solomon's Quarries — is a 5-acre (20,000 m2) underground meleke limestone quarry that runs the length of five city blocks under the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Amboni Caves
    The Amboni Caves are the most extensive limestone caves in East Africa.
  • Ashford Caves
    The Ashford Caves, located within the Kwiambal National Park, are a series of caves that contain an outcrop of coralline limestone and are located in the New England Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia.
  • Sistema Nohoch Nah Chich
    Sistema Nohoch Nah Chich (from Spanish and Yucatec Maya meaning "Giant Birdcage System") is an extensive water filled cave system connected with the Caribbean Sea via a coastal spring called a variety of names, including Casa Cenote for the restaurant located nearby, but also Cenote Manati, or Cenote Tankah.
  • Cathedral Caverns State Park
    Cathedral Caverns State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and natural history preserve located in Kennamer Cove, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Grant and 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Woodville in Marshall County, Alabama.
  • Lummelunda Cave
    The Lummelunda Cave (Swedish: Lummelundagrottan, also known as the Rövarkulan, "The Robbers' Den") is located in a nature reserve at Lummelunda north of Visby on Gotland, Sweden.
  • Borenore Caves
    The Borenore Caves, contained within the Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve, are a series of limestone caves that are located in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Caves of Monte Castillo
    The Caves of Monte Castillo, located in the Cantabrian town of Puente Viesgo, contain one of the most important Paleolithic sites in the region.
  • Gruta de Maquiné
    Gruta de Maquiné (MG-0243) (English: Maquiné Grotto), also Lapa Nova de Maquiné, is the oldest and one of the most commercially visited caves in Brazil.
  • Grutas de Lanquín
    Grutas de Lanquín is a large limestone cave system located 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) west of Lanquín in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.
  • Gökgöl Cave
    Gökgöl Cave (Turkish: Gökgöl Mağarası) is a show cave in Zonguldak Province, Turkey.
  • Lamb Leer
    Lamb Leer (grid reference ST544550) is a 14.
  • Ogof Agen Allwedd
    Ogof Agen Allwedd or Agen Allwed, also known as Aggy, is, at 32.
  • Shannon Cave
    Shannon Cave is an active stream passage cave in southern Ulster.
  • Xerri's Grotto
    Xerri's Grotto (pronounced sherry) is an underground cave in the village of Xagħra, Gozo, Malta.
  • Stream Passage Pot
    Stream Passage Pot is one of the entrances to the Gaping Gill system being located about 320 metres (350 yd) ESE of Gaping Gill Main Shaft.
  • Cross Cave
    Cross Cave (Slovene: Križna jama), also named Cold Cave under Cross Mountain (Mrzla jama pod Križno goro), is a cave located in the Lož Valley, Slovenia.
  • Orlova Chuka
    Orlova Chuka (Bulgarian: Орлова чука) is a cave situated in the Danubian Plain, north-eastern Bulgaria.
  • Paradise Cave
    Paradise Cave (Polish: Jaskinia Raj, pronounced 'Yaskeenya Rye') is a horizontal limestone cave in Poland located in the hill Malik, to the south of Kielce, Świętokrzyskie Voivodship.
  • Gaping Gill
    Gaping Gill (also known as Gaping Ghyll) is a natural cave in North Yorkshire, England.
  • Steinbrücken Cave
    Steinbrücken Cave (German: Steinbrückenhöhle, "Stone bridge cave", no. 1623/204 in the Austrian Caves Register) was discovered by the Cambridge University Caving Club on the Loser Plateau in 1999.
  • Cuevas del Silvino
    Cuevas del Silvino is a limestone cave system in Guatemala.
  • Giant's Hole
    Giant's Hole is a well-known cave near Castleton in Derbyshire, consisting mostly of large passages.
  • Onondaga Cave State Park
    Onondaga Cave State Park is a Missouri state park located on the Meramec River approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of the village of Leasburg.
  • Priddy Caves
    Priddy Caves (grid reference ST540505) is an Area: 67.
  • Great Douk Cave
    Great Douk Cave is a shallow cave system lying beneath the limestone bench of Ingleborough in Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park
    Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park is a provincial park on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Sima de las Cotorras
    Sima de las Cotorras, Spanish for Sinkhole of Parrots, is a giant circular sinkhole in the karst plateau of the Mexican state of Chiapas.
  • Gladysvale Cave
    Gladysvale Cave is a fossil-bearing breccia filled cave located about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of the well-known South African hominid-bearing sites of Sterkfontein and Swartkrans and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) north-northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Gomantong Caves
    The Gomantong Caves are an intricate cave system inside Gomantong Hill in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on Borneo island.
  • Airmen's Cave
    Airmen's Cave is a cave located adjacent to Barton Creek in Travis County in south Austin, Texas.
  • Skirwith Cave
    Skirwith Cave is a major resurgence solutional cave on Ingleborough in Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, England; it was a show cave between 1964 and 1974.
  • Yordas Cave
    Yordas Cave is a natural cave in Kingsdale, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Kromdraai fossil site
    Kromdraai is a fossil-bearing breccia filled cave located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the well known South African hominid-bearing site of Sterkfontein and about 45 km Northwest of the City of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Smoo Cave
    Smoo Cave is a large combined sea cave and freshwater cave in Durness in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland.
  • Bell Witch Cave
    The Bell Witch Cave is a karst cave located in Adams, Tennessee near where the Bell Farm once stood.
  • Bennett's Cave
    Bennett's Cave is a cave in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.
  • Manor Farm Swallet
    Manor Farm Swallet is a cave in the limestone of the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England which was subject to numerous failed digging attempts between 1947 and 1973 as the surface shafts kept collapsing.
  • Meramec Caverns
    Meramec Caverns is the collective name for a 4.
  • Rickwood Caverns State Park
    Rickwood Caverns State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and natural history preserve located 7 miles (11 km) north of Warrior, Alabama.
  • Rod's Pot
    Rod's Pot is a limestone cave above Burrington Combe in the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England.
  • Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
    Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain is the name under which are grouped 18 caves located in different regions of northern Spain, which together represent the apogee of Paleolithic cave art in Europe between 35,000 and 11,000 B.
  • Grotte Casteret
    The Grotte Casteret, also known by its Spanish name Gruta Helada de Casteret, is a limestone ice cave, located high in the Spanish Pyrenees, within the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.
  • Cave of Chufín
    The cave of Chufín located in the town of Riclones in Cantabria (Spain).
  • Caverns of Sonora
    The Caverns of Sonora, a National Natural Landmark, is a unique cave located 8 miles (13 km) west of the small city of Sonora, the seat of Sutton County, Texas.
  • Cleeves Cove
    Cleeves Cove or Blair Cove is a solutional cave system on the Dusk Water in North Ayrshire, Scotland, close to the town of Dalry.
  • Cloyne Cave
    Cloyne Cave is a cave located near the town of Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland.
  • Compton Martin Ochre Mine
    Compton Martin Ochre Mine (grid reference ST543566) is a 0.
  • Mark Twain Cave
    Mark Twain Cave — originally McDowell's Cave — is a show cave located near Hannibal, Missouri, USA.
  • Cox's Cave
    Cox's Cave is in Cheddar Gorge on the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England.
  • Grotta di Ispinigoli
    The Grotta di Ispinigoli is a karstic cave in the Supramonte massif, near Dorgali, Sardinia, Italy.
  • Sandia Cave
    Sandia Cave is an archaeological site near Bernalillo, New Mexico, within Cibola National Forest, that is open to the public.
  • Shatter Cave
    Shatter Cave is a cave in Fairy Cave Quarry, near Stoke St Michael in the limestone of the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England.
  • Shenandoah Caverns
    Shenandoah Caverns is a commercial show cave in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.