In 1972, rights were granted for the creation of a replica to accommodate the high number of visitors' demands to witness
Hades. Naraka. Guinee. Xibalba. Though names may differ from one set of teachings to another, almost every religion on the planet features the concept of an underworld -- a place to which the souls of the dead are banished, for penance or punishment.
Replicating this in Paris will probably be a challenge. No caves there. But the digital viewing of great works of art is
(Note, the writer is the Chairman of the Board of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute which is based in Carlsbad
Sure, caves can be a bit spooky. (Hello, bats!) But there's nothing in the world quite like climbing hundreds of feet below
I can honestly think of dozens of reasons I fell in love with Phong Nha, Vietnam, but I think it's best to narrow it down to a few. I think people should check out this place as soon as they can. Like, tomorrow. Here's why.
Nature's light shows are the best.
Stefanie Payne stands beneath a massive stalagmite at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish 13 parks
The tiny town of Williston (less than 3,000 inhabitants) is famous for its peanuts and the festival that goes with it, but also for an incredible subterranean network of water flow and rivers.
Making discoveries, breaking legs, breaking mountainsides and records: that's been that kind of month. A really good month, all things considered.