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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.
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.
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Credit: Shutterstock Boston, MA Abandoned subway tunnels No surprise here, but Boston has abandoned subway tunnels, and they're
The guide says the pictograph is one thousand years old, give or take one hundred. "You can't use carbon dating, because the paints are mineral based and not vegetable."
The sun was casting incredible orange and pink hues in its final hour as we arrived.  Our cabin stood at the top of the hill
Koryta uses the elements of the winter in Indiana to add chill to his story. Then he overlays that with any reader's feeling of claustrophobia by taking Novak deep down into the bowels of the earth. These isolated areas of tight space and total darkness play to all of our darkest fears.
Summer is well on its way in Italy. It's 6:30 a.m. The sand is still cool under my feet and the sun has almost finished rising behind the stillness of the Adriatic sea. The breeze carries the scent of oleanders, pine trees and magnolias.
It's often said that the Age of Exploration is over. Mount Everest has been scaled, Antarctica traversed, every inch of every vast desert or rainforest mapped with satellite imagery and laser ranging technology.
Modern-day explorers must look to other frontiers not yet mapped in any atlas: the bottom of the sea, for example, or faraway Mars. But sometimes we forget another unmapped mystery, often nearer at hand: subterranean caves.
Are you ready to gaze upon the marvels of water and wind erosion? Sure you are. Here are 16 of the world's most incredible sea caves.