Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cave of the Jeita Grotto is a candidate for Seven World Wonders

Tourists walk next to stalactites which are seen in the upper cave of the Jeita Grotto a day before voting stops for the cave that is located north of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Jeita Grotto, a group of caves located 20 km north of Beirut in the Valley of Nahr al-Kalb (Dog River), is a finalist candidate representing Lebanon in the New 7 Wonders of the World campaign. The grotto is made up of two limestone caves, upper galleries and a lower cave through which a river runs. In these caves and galleries the action of water in the limestone has created cathedral-like vaults of stalactites and stalagmites, stone curtains and fantastic rock formations.

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