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Sannur Cave stalactites and stalagmites
Middle Egypt

Sannur Cave is the only large limestone cave in Egypt, it was created by groundwater percolating throgh the Eocene of the Galala Platea. as water percolates downwards, excress calcium carvonates are deposited

on the roof and floor of the cave forming spectacular stalactites and stalagmites of various forms. When a ;ight is shone on them, they glitter like a wonderland. Sannur cave is characterized by the presence of geological formations known as Stalactites and Stalagmites in a perfect beautiful formed over millions of years! about 6 million years ago dates back to the Era of Middle Eocene. 

Leakage of aqueous solution of calcium carbonate saturated through the roof of the cave and then evaporated, leaving the mineral salts that accumulated in the form of deposts of stalactites and stalagmites.

The quality and rareness of the natural formations"Egyptian Alabaster" found in the cave make this place a rarest on earth. 

The place seems to be an ideal arena for reearchers and caving fans to conduct detailed and comparative studies which can help in getting a deeper understanding of the enviromental conditions that were present during the ancient era. 

The cave is located at 10km from the city of Beni Suef which is one and half hour diriving distance from Cairo. 

Copyright: Mohamed Attef
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 08/05/2015
Uploaded: 15/11/2015


Tags: sannur; cave; underground; alabaster; formations; desert; safari; travel; hike; trekking; egypt; limestone; stalactites; stalagmites; carbonate; rock; wadi; valley
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