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Katale Khor Cave

Katale Khor Cave

Katale Khor Cave is a land-water cave which is located in Zanjan province. Now this cave is divided into three parts: cultural, recreational and sporting. Sports section which is only using by cavers and climbers, is about 4 km and still the end of it have not found. The recreational part of the cave which is using for public is about 2 km straight line. Katale Khor in terms of crystals and stalactites quality, beauty and number of floors, is the first limestone cave which is known in the world. This cave is nearly as old as Alisadr cave in Hamadan but Katale Khor limestones are much higher purity than limestones in Alisadr cave, which it is a factor to be a beautiful cave. Studies shows that this cave finally will connect to the Alisadr cave in Hamedan. Another of the wonders and beauties of it, is the number of classes or floors and these caves in the world are very rare. 100 m from the beginning of the cave where the place that Neanderthals were living there. 80 human skeletons which have been found at the site confirmed that. These skeletons are still keeping at this location.

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