Cave cities of the Crimea   Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

 

                             Cave Cities of the Crimea

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Ukrainian Crimea is not only underground bunkers of the war time and wonderful landscapes but also amazing cave cities. In the south-west part of the peninsular mountains have steep slopes from the south and flat ones from the north, they form an inaccessible plateau that was similar to those people used in old times for making fortresses. Today we want to show you those ancient places of the Crimea which are preserved best of all.

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When Germans, Armenians, Bulgarians, Greeks resettled from the Crimea to other regions of the USSR in 1941 (and Crimean Tatars – in 1944) the territory of the monastery began to be used as a mental hospital. Only in 1993 it was given back to the Orthodox Church. Three out of its five temples were restored as well as its cells, deanery and belfry. Today the monastery undergoes reconstruction – it is planned to be enlarged.

 

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It is forty five meters deep.

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The tunnel to the right is flooded and ends ten meters away from this place.

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The left tunnel has a circular stair cut right in the rock.

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Posted September 26, 2013 by kitokinimi in Uncategorized

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