Magil cave

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Location: Vayots Dzor region
From Yerevan: 112km / 1h 32min


Magil Cave is one the largest in Armenia. The territory is 1,7   km inland, though there are several undiscovered places as well. 

Bones and tool of Stone Age, as well as findings of IX century were discovered in this Neolithic cave.  In those past days it was considerable to construct inaccessible caves with narrow entrances. The entrance of Magil Cave is so narrow that only a person can enter it. The purpose of inaccessible caves was protection from enemies, because such constructions were reliable shelters during invasions.   

A group of archаeologists discovered a shoe, dating back 5500 years. It is 1000 years older than Egyptian Pyramids of Giza. What is really surprising is that the shoe was preserved quite well.

After the finding of 5500 years old shoe, the researchers discovered the most ancient winery. This finding is very important and unique, because it proves that the largest wine production in the world was in Armenia. 

Magil Cave is a rare underground ecosystem: settlement of thousands of bats. Bats are inseparable part of Armenian ecosystem and preserving the stability of it is of key importance. 
 
The cave is closed and entrance is possible only with an expert. 



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