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Caves of Bulgaria - 03 May 2011

Caves of Bulgaria

In Bulgaria have so far found about 5100 caves. For many of them have unique stories. Almost all were investigated and open to tourists - having knowledge of Speleology. The earliest evidence of caves in Bulgaria are found in the manuscripts of Peter Bogdan from 1640, which contain valuable geographical and historical data for Bulgaria and Wallachia. Further details are found only in the 19th century, where the first published description of a tourist cave in Bulgaria. In 1915 released book "karst in Western Stara Planina" written by geographer Zheko Radev. 7 years later in Bulgaria began systematic bio and speleological surveys, which marked the beginning of research in caves in Bulgaria.   .

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