News ID: 13568
Published: 0407 GMT October 17, 2014

Iran's second-deepest cave discovered

Iran's second-deepest cave discovered

After years of speleological work, Iranian cavers have discovered the country's second-deepest cave in the mountains of Kermanshah province in western Iran.

This firmly establishes Joujar Cave as the second-deepest cave in Iran with a depth of 568 meters, following Ghar Parau Cave, which has been explored up to 751 meters.

The third place is held by Som Cave with a depth of 406 meters.

Ghar Parau is a cave in the Zagros mountains, north of Kermanshah. This cave was registered as a natural monument by Farshad Fattahi in the Department of Environment.

Deep caves, also known as caverns, often have several different entrances, thus they are called cave systems.  Their many areas of vertical descent make them attractive to adventurers who enjoy cave exploration and for those interested in spelunking.

Resource: Iran Daily
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