Cave Limanu - details and images
Limanu cave is located in the southern part of Romania, the village area Limanu Limanu not far from the village.
Prominent historian Vasile Parvan Keiris cave identified as being located in Gura Dobrogea area, but new studies indicate rather Limanu cave as the underground maze that Dacians used it to hide the Roman proconsul Marcus Licinius Crassus.
Testimony about this very important historic event we have left of Cassius Dio's history, which relates to 'Romanian history' Keiris entire episode about the cave, who were even then it was so huge that even the titans taken refuge there after the defeat against the gods.
In the years 29-28 BC, the Roman proconsul warrior undertake an expedition to come to the aid of Roles, which are in conflict with King Dapyx. The fortress was conquered, its inhabitants fled, taking their belongings with them, Keiris cave, a vast maze that have multiple entrances.
Crassus, however, found them all and he built. The prospect of starvation has led locals to surrender. After the conquest, the two men continued to attack other kingdoms gete, regardless of the policy which they had against the Roman Empire.
Ancient History has not made any mention of the place where the cave could be located. Latest research studies indicate that find current Keiris cave cave Limanu Caracicala or icons, by its other names.
Name 'icons' holds no Christian Valente, seems to have been inspired by carved faces at the cave entrance, perhaps a sign of recognition, now partially destroyed.
Situated in the village Limanu, Constanta County, the cave was first studied by caving CM Ionescu, 1916. Later, a team led by Margareta Dumitrescu and Traian Orghidan, and investigated the cave, dividing it into three sectors.
Dr. Basil Boroneanţ found on careful research of the cave, elements that marked the unique nature of the caves in our country. Long and winding corridors made after a well thought out plan, which served to opaitele niches for lighting, signs marking the corridors, probably orientation points, two shrine rooms whose ceiling is smoked, which indicates that they served their purpose, embedded bone in the cave wall or ceramic objects from different periods, from the Geto-Dacian, Romanian, to the Greek, all traces of past civilizations, ancient history come to support Dio Cassus story.
Some galleries have walls and ceilings covered with drawings, symbols or the Roman and Cyrillic characters. History Vasile Boroneanţ identify these drawings that belong to several generations, starting from the first century BC up to the XI century AD, or ports of art evoking scenes from the Iron Age Thracian, Dacian or Thracian art Roman-Byzantine period.
Cave has long been open to casual or curious visitor, who succeeded to vandalize, its walls scrawled and covering a lot of designs and inscriptions preserved there for more than 2,000 years.
Historians who have studied the cave said that there are still many remains waiting to be explored, but the conditions are unsuitable for adequate research.
Most histories are concerned with the extent of the caves. It seems that some corridors go beyond the border of Romania, to the south. There is an episode with a villager who ventured into the cave research has come up in the basement of a Bulgarian peasant, he drank wine and then returned home. Another story is of a local who wished to dig a well in the yard and stopped when the earth started out bats, a sign that disturbed a nest underground. The fountain still exists today and is closed, not workable.
It seems that other corridors leading to the cave in the village church, a fact attested by several children lost in underground accident, which they heard church bells at a time, thus realizing where he was.
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