Jasovská Cave

Jasovská Cave
UNESCO World Heritage site
The Jasovská Cave
Location Košice-okolie District, Košice Region, Slovakia
Part of "Component neighbouring Silica and Jasov" part of Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Criteria Natural: (viii)
Reference 725ter-004
Inscription 1995 (19th Session)
Extensions 2000, 2008
Coordinates 48°40′43.91″N 20°58′15.30″E / 48.6788639°N 20.9709167°E / 48.6788639; 20.9709167Coordinates: 48°40′43.91″N 20°58′15.30″E / 48.6788639°N 20.9709167°E / 48.6788639; 20.9709167
Location of Jasovská Cave in Košice Region
Jasovská Cave (Slovakia)

Jasovská Cave (Slovak: Jasovská jaskyňa, and Hungarian: Jászói barlang) is a speleothem limestone cave and archaeological site in the Slovak Karst in Slovakia. It is located near the village of Jasov, around 25 km (16 mi) from Košice city.

History

The cave was partly opened for the public in 1846, making it the oldest publicly accessible cave in Slovakia. The lower parts of the cave were discovered in 1922 to 1924 and a concrete footpath was built and electrical lightning was installed in 1924. 852 metres (2,795 feet) out of 2,148 metres (7,047 feet) are open to the public.

Many archaeological discoveries of the Paleolithic, Neolith and the Hallstatt periods have been made in the cave. Along with a number of caves of the Slovak Karst, Jasovská Cave has been induced into the UNESCO World Heritage list as a part of the Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst site.[1]

See also

References

  1. Slovak Heritage. "JASOVSKÁ CAVE - NATIONAL NATURE MONUMENT". Slovak Heritage. Retrieved 5 February 2012.


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