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A Sea Cave in Indonesia Contains a 5,000-Year Record of Tsunamis
Layers of silt show just how unpredictable earthquakes are.
July 19, 2017
Gibraltar, United Kingdom
Secret Chamber in the Rock of Gibraltar
There was a top secret plan during World War II to seal a group of soldiers inside the rock.
Added by aribrown
Yucca Valley, California
Bob's Crystal Cave
A meditative space out of a fantasy story.
Added by AaronNetsky
A scenic canyon with thick forests and historic ruins.
Added by Ani Djaferian
Lincoln Memorial Undercroft
A cavernous three-story, 43,800-square-foot basement that was forgotten about for 60 years.
Added by Elliot Carter
Las Salinas of Puerto de Mazarrón
Abandoned tunnels dug for the once-thriving sea salt industry on the coast of southern Spain.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
A natural wonder that drops 16 stories straight down through rare flora and streaming waterfalls.
Added by planan
Caverns of Sonora
A Texas cave network is home to some of the world's most spectacular-looking and bizarrely named mineral formations.
Added by Steve S
Found: Snakes That Hunt in Packs
Cuban boas coordinate their strikes from cave ceilings.
May 24, 2017
Found: Earliest Evidence of Humans Living on the Australian Coast
An island cave held artifacts from 50,000 years ago.
May 19, 2017
La Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands)
Stenciled handprints and wall paintings dating back 10,000 years, some of the earliest forms of cave art.
Added by tr8lina
New Haven, Connecticut
The cave where two British judges hid in exile after sentencing the king to death.
Added by beethoven678
obscura day 2017
In Kansas City, One Stubborn Cave Won't Give Up Its Secrets
Is Roanoke Park Cave mysterious—or just boring?
May 05, 2017
Sassi di Matera
People have been living in the cave houses on this Italian hillside since the Neolithic era.
Added by GFire
The abandoned mine where American troops discovered a treasure trove of art and artifacts hidden by the Nazis.
Added by Maya W
Tambon Rong Kwang, Thailand
Pha Nang Khoi Cave
The long underground cave's curiously shaped stalagmites have inspired many legends.
Added by makalu57
obscura day 2017
The Missouri Orchid Farmer Who Ditched His Greenhouse for a Cave
Turns out there are plenty of upsides to growing delicate flowers underground.
April 11, 2017
The Crypt of the Original Sin
A cave in southern Italy adorned with thousand-year-old Biblical frescoes existed in obscurity until fairly recently.
Added by pn161220
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