The world’s oldest man-made cave (Greece)

The world's oldest man-made cave (Greece)
The world's oldest man-made cave (Greece)

The world’s oldest man-made cave (Greece). Theopetra Caves (Greece), the world’s oldest man-made cave. The Theopetra Caves are an archeological site in the city of Meteora in central Thessaly, central Greece.

The Theopetra Caves at the site are said to have been inhabited by humans as early as 130,000 years ago.

The cave is located northeast of a 330-foot limestone hill. Theopetra Cave is a small village seen from above, near the Lethaios River, a tributary of the Pineios River.

According to geologists, the limestone is believed to date back to 65 million to 137 million years ago, dating back to the Cretaceous.

The cave is roughly rectangular in shape and is about 5,380 square feet in length. The interior also has a large entrance with plenty of light.

Archaeological excavations at the cave began in 1987 and continued until 2007. Another amazing discovery in Theopetra Caves is the remains of a stone wall enclosed at the entrance to the cave. The Great Wall was discovered in 2010.

Experts believe that the wall may be as old as 23,000 years, and that the last ice-age cave dwellers believed that the wall was built to protect them from the cold outside.

It is also arguably the oldest man-made wall in the world. Theopetra Caves were officially opened to the public in 2009 and were temporarily closed a year later. The archeological site was later reopened, but closed again in 2016 due to the risk of landslides.

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