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Emil Racovita Cave

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Usually explosions at quarries are a bad thing, but sometimes they bring up an unexpected result. That’s what happened in 1959, when an explosion occurred in the Gypsum quarry in Moldova. What was found was the Emil Racovita Cave, one of the biggest caves in the world and named after the world famous Romanian scientist and speleogoist. No, I haven’t heard of him either, but he’s famous enough to have a cave so credit where it’s due.

In the post mishap discovery, specialists were amazed to find caverns, which all have been given names such as “Cinderella’s Hall” and can be explored through the underground gallery, which is one of the longest in the world. With twenty underground lakes and a few big wells the sheer size of the caves means that getting lost is quite easy, so traveling with a small group attached to an experienced guide is a good idea and will still be interesting and adventurous.

Written by  John Johnston.

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