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Caves of the World #8: China~Er Wang Dong Cave System

Wang Dong Cave - Giant Calcite Stalactite. CREDIT Caters News Agency SOURCE Daily Mail (Uk) (Fair Use)

Featured Image: Wang Dong Cave. A giant calcite stalactite boss, dwarfs team member Matt Ryan as he looks up at the giant geological feature. CREDIT: Caters News Agency SOURCE: Daily Mail  (Fair Use)

From Mail Online (UK) By SARAH GRIFFITHS PUBLISHED: 06:08 EST, 2 October 2013 | UPDATED: 08:44 EST, 2 October 2013

The cave so huge it has its own weather system: Explorers discover a lost world with thick cloud and fogs trapped inside

  • The cave system was discovered in the Chongquing province of China by a team of cavers and photographers
  • Caver Robbie Shone, from Manchester, said a few of the caves had previously been used by nitrate miners but had not been properly explored
  • The network, which includes ‘cloud Ladder Hall’ measuring around 51,000 metres squared, has water sources and vegetation of the floor

Adventurers have stumbled across a cave so enormous that it has its own weather system, complete with wispy clouds and lingering fog inside vast caverns.

A team of expert cavers and photographers have been exploring the vast cave system in the 
Chongquing province of China and have taken the first-ever photographs of the natural wonder.

They were amazed to discover the entrance to the hidden Er Wang Dong cave system and were stunned when they managed to climb inside to see a space so large that it can contain a cloud. . . . Read Complete Report

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Caves of the World # 7 ~ “Bluegrass Underground”: Cumberland Cavern, Tennessee (With video)

Cumberland_Caverns_-_Three_Chessmen CREDIT Denlah SOURCE Wikipedia Commons

Featured Image: “Three Chessmen” formation in the Hall of the Mountain King at Cumberland Caverns. 25 July 2013. CREDIT: Denlah. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).

From the Cumberland Cave Web Site

History

CUMBERLAND CAVERNS is one of the most extensive caves known in Tennessee. Portions of this system were originally known as Higgenbotham Cave and Henshaw Cave, but integration of these two caves plus considerable exploration of previously unvisited sections has in the past several years considerably enlarged the cave.  More than 32 miles are now known.

Aaron Higgenbotham, a surveyor, discovered Higgenbotham Cave in 1810.  Venturing into the cave alone, he was trapped for three days on a high ledge when his torch went out.  According to local legend, when a rescue party reached him, his hair had turned white.. . . Visit Web Site page.

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From PBS Arts

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Curator’s Note:

Bluegrass Underground is a musical adventure series that shines a light on purveyors of musical authenticity in a space unlike any other on (or under) earth. Bluegrass Underground emanates from the Volcano Room, a subterranean amphitheatre 333 feet below McMinnville, Tennessee at Cumberland Caverns. The acoustic properties of the Volcano Room are singular. In fact the room only resonates at 2 frequencies meaning that experiencing live music there is akin to attending a concert inside a recording studio. . . . Visit Web Site

Check out: “Blue Grass Underground”

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From youtube uploaded by TNCrossroadsTV

Tennessee Crossroads: Cumberland Caverns

Uploaded on May 17, 2010

Joe Elmore travels to Cumberland Caverns to find out about the Bluegrass Under Ground Concert Hall, 300 feet below the ground.

Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI Archive “Caves of the World Series”

Caves of the World # 6 ~Greece ~ Alepotrypa: Killer cave may have inspired myth of Hades (W/Video)

hades SOURCE Wikipedia

from Mother Nature Network

By Charles Choi, LiveScience

Wed, Nov 28 2012 at 2:05 PM EST

Archeologists discover that cave and artifacts inside are actually much more extensive and abundant than previously thought.

A giant cave that might have helped serve as the inspiration for the mythic ancient Greek underworld Hades once housed hundreds of people, potentially making it one of the oldest and most important prehistoric villages in Europe before it collapsed and killed everyone inside, researchers say.

The complex settlement seen in this cave suggests, along with other sites from about the same time, that early prehistoric Europe may have been more complex than previously thought.
The cave, located in southern Greece and discovered in 1958, is called Alepotrypa, which means “foxhole.” . . . Read Complete Report
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Alepotrypa
Uploaded by 5telios

Uploaded on Oct 18, 2007

The cave of Alepotrypa is very famous in neolithic circles for having caved in after thousands of years of use, trapping the last inhabitants inside. We had the opportunity to visit at the weekend of 6-7 October 2007. Things to look out for are the FN figurines, the big lump of obsidian and the stal on the skull.

Caves of the World: #5: The Gates of Hell ~ Exploring Mexico’s Sacred Caves

Cenoten Mexiko / WISSENSCHAFT

Photo: Caves near the Mexican city of Tulum: In recent years, specialist divers have explored and mapped out thousands of kilometer of these caves. The yellow line here indicates caves discoved by German diver Robert Schmittner. SOURCE Google Earth/ TerraMetrics/ Robert Schmittner

from Spiegel Online International 

11/30/2012

By Markus Becker in Tulum, Mexico

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is dotted with thousands of caves that once housed prehistoric people and later became sacred to the Mayans. German archaeologists and filmmakers are currently involved in a project to explore with modern imaging technology and make a 3-D film of this underwater labyrinth.

A person died here hundreds of years ago. His body fell into the flooded cave and sank into the water. His flesh gradually separated from his bones. Today, he stares at divers out of empty eye sockets. His skull seems to be pushing its way out of the soil, as if he were trying to rise from the dead, to rise up from the sand, shake the tiresome sediment from his bones and escape from the silent darkness. . . . Read Complete Report

Caves of the World #4: HELLFIRE CAVES: THE EROTIC INNER TEMPLE Buckinghamshire, Southeast England.(w/Video)

Hellfireclub SOURCE Wikipedia Public domain

Photo: The Hellfire Club met at The Hell-Fire Caves. West Wycombe, (Entrance pictured), CREDIT  Mariegriffiths  SOURCE Wikipedia.

from Aquiziam

(It’s worth looking very closely at the picture (below) There has been much speculation about the layout and the design of the Hellfire Caves. This has been complicated by the fact that the names of the chambers have been changed at least several times.  For example, the alcove nearest to the entrance has been called, the tool store, the steward’s cave and the Intersect of Ra.  Paul Whitehead’s Cave was once known as the Robing Room (circa 1958).  The Miner’s cave was once called the Buttery and the area of caves and pillars near what is called Franklin’s Cave was once just called the Catacombs. . . . Read Complete Report w/photos

Map of the Hellfire Caves with female reproductive system showing the perfect match of the Ovary, Womb, Pubis, Shaft and Testicles. Just a coincidence?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from youtube

Ghost Adventures – S06E08 – Hellfire Caves

Published on Jul 21, 2012

Ghost Adventures Season 6 Episode 8 Hellfire Caves

Go a LITTLE DEEPER: THEI Caves of the World Series

September 6,2012: Caves of the World #1 – Israeli Cave Explorers Return from Record-Breaking Expedition in Abkhazia of ‘Everest of the Caves’ (w/video)

October 2, 2012:  Caves of the World #2 – World Heritage Site – Elephanta Caves (India) (w/video)

 October 19, 2012: Caves of the World #3: The Cave of Crystals, Mexico (W/Full Video)_

Caves of the World #3: The Cave of Crystals, Mexico (W/Full Video)_

Caveofcrystals SOURCE Wikipedia

Photo: A man standing next to a giant gypsum crystal in the Cave of Crystals, Mexico. CREDIT: National Geographic SOURCE Wikipedia

from Daily Mail On Line

The Cave of Crystals discovered 1,000 ft below a Mexican desert

By VICTORIA MOORE

Created 10:15 PM on 27th October 2008

Until you notice the orange-suited men clambering around, it’s hard to grasp the extraordinary scale of this underground crystal forest.

Nearly 1,000ft below the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico, this cave was discovered by two brothers drilling in the Naica lead and silver mine. It is an eerie sight.

Up to 170 giant, luminous obelisks – the biggest is 37.4ft long and the equivalent height of six men – jut across the grotto like tangled pillars of light; and the damp rock of their walls is covered with yet more flawless clusters of blade-sharp crystal. . . . Read Complete Report w/National Geographic photos

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from National Geographic

Cavern of Crystal Giants
By Neil Shea
National Geographic Staff
Photograph by Carsten Peter, Speleoresearch & Films

In a nearly empty cantina in a dark desert town, the short, drunk man makes his pitch. Beside him on the billiards table sits a chunk of rock the size of home plate. Dozens of purple and white crystals push up from it like shards of glass. “Yours for $300,” he says. “No? One hundred. A steal!” The three or four other patrons glance past their beers, thinking it over: Should they offer their crystals too? Rock dust on the green felt, cowboy ballads on the jukebox. Above the bar, a sign reads, “Happy Hour: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.” . . . Read Complete Report w/ photos

from youtube

Into The Lost Crystal Caves (Full)

Published on May 31, 2012

Posted by cosmiceon

DISCLAIMER: I claim no copyright or ownership of this material, it belongs to National Geographicl and is uploaded here under fair use guidelines as educational material only.

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10/2/2012:  Caves of the World #2 – World Heritage Site – Elephanta Caves (India) (w/video)

9/6/2012:  Caves of the World #1 – Israeli Cave Explorers Return from Record-Breaking Expedition in Abkhazia of ‘Everest of the Caves’ (w/video)

Caves of the World #2 – World Heritage Site – Elephanta Caves (India) (w/video)

Map of Elephanta Caves CREDIT Daarznieks SOURCE Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

This is the first in a NEW ongoing series dedicated to expanding our knowledge of the Caves of the World. . . . EDITOR

from The Economic Times

Quick getaway: Elephanta Caves

[If you happen to be in India)

23 AUG, 2012, 07.57AM IST, ET BUREAU

Elephanta Caves, situated on the Elephanta Island is home to 1,200 year old rock cut temple of Lord Shiva. Ancient carvings and sculptures adorn the temple. The specialty of the temple is that it was built out of a single rock with space for columns and shrines. There are over 10 caves here but it’s the main cave that has the privilege of being the most preserved.

This section of the cave is replete with gigantic structures that tell stories of Lord Shiva from the puranas.An astonishing fact is that even though the site was used for target practice in the 17th century by the Portuguese, the caves retained their charm and still attract loads of visitors everyday. The Elephanta Caves are now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An added incentive to go check them out, isn’t it? . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Elephanta Caves (UNESCO/NHK)

Uploaded by  on Jun 3, 2010

The ‘City of Caves’, on an island in the Sea of Oman close to Bombay, contains a collection of rock art linked to the cult of Shiva. Here, Indian art has found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly the huge high reliefs in the main cave.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/244/

Further Research: Wikipedia “Elephanta Caves”

Caves of the World #1 – Israeli Cave Explorers Return from Record-Breaking Expedition in Abkhazia of ‘Everest of the Caves’ (w/video)

Krubera-Voronja-288x300 SOURCE interestingfactstoday

from Science Daily

ScienceDaily (Sep. 3, 2012) — Cavers from the cave research unit of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have just returned from exploring the deepest cave in the world. The cave, known as Krubera-Voronya, is considered the “Everest of the caves” and is in Abkhazia in the south of Russia near the Black Sea.

The cavers, Boaz Langford, Leonid Fagin, Vladimir Buslov and Yuval Elmaliach, went on the exploration mission as part of an international delegation organized by the Ukrainian Speleological Association. Cave explorers from nine countries were part of the mission, including those from Russia, Spain, Britain and Lebanon. . . . Read complete Report

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Krubera Voronya cave: dive through Kvitochka

Uploaded by  on Sep 17, 2010

Documentary footage of 3 Lithuanian speleologists (Saulė Pankienė, Gintautas Švedas, Aidas Gudaitis) and 1 cave diver (Vytis Vilkas) diving through “Kvitochka” siphon and getting to siphon “Dva Kapitana” in Krubera Voronya cave, 2010 August. Dive through siphon takes about 4 minutes, but it’s cropped as it’s not very informative due to poor visibility.

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The Clovis First Theory is put to rest at Paisley Caves

Clovis_Point SOURCE Wikipedi Public Domain
Photo: A Clovis projectile point created using bifacial percussion flaking (that is, each face is flaked on both edges alternately with a percussor) SOURCE Wikipedia (Public Domain)

from UrekAlert

Public release date: 12-Jul-2012

Contact: Professor Eske Willerslev
ewillerslev@gmail.com
45-28-75-13-09
University of Copenhagen

Who were the first humans to enter the North American continent? Were they humans who founded what is known as the Clovis culture over 13,000 years ago? Or did other, totally unrelated peoples precede the Clovis immigrants? This issue has been intensely, if not bitterly debated for decades. The Clovis culture has been seen as the cradle of North American indigenous culture. Now new international research shows that people of another culture and technology were present concurrently or even previous to those of Clovis. Scientists have added a new and dramatic chapter to the history of the peopling of the Americas striking a deadly blow to the “Clovis First” theory that has dominated pre-historic American archaeology for so long. The sensational results are published in the international journal Science.

Evidence that a non-Clovis culture was present in North America at least as early as Clovis people themselves and likely before is presented by an international team of researchers from the USA, the UK, and Denmark.

The team . . . Read Complete Report

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Who Were the First American Settlers?

Published on Jul 14, 2012 by

New archaeological evidence suggests a paleolithic culture predated the arrival of the Clovis settlers in America 13,500 years ago.

Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave complex

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Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave complex

Fox News  3/8/2017

A rabbit hole in the UK conceals the entrance to an incredible cave complex linked to the mysterious Knights Templar.
New photos show the remarkable Caynton Caves network, which looks like something out of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The shadowy Knights Templar order is said to have used the caves. . . . Read Compete Report