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Place Ag. Lot by S.T. Parker — last modified Dec 13, 2018 10:23 PM
The Sanctuary of Agios Lot is located at the southeastern end of the Dead Sea.
Place Aigaion Antron by J. Bennet — last modified Jul 31, 2016 10:46 AM
A cave on Crete sacred to the Minoans that may be the Diktaean cave, the putative site of Zeus' birth in Greek mythology.
Place Ajanta Caves by Jeffrey Becker — last modified Nov 29, 2018 06:39 PM
The Ajanta Caves are among the earliest Buddhist cave monuments and date from the second and first centuries B.C. During the Gupta period (fifth and sixth centuries A.D.), additional decorated caves were added to the group.
Place Alepotrypa by Gabriel Mckee — last modified Jul 10, 2018 03:33 PM
A cave in Diros Bay in Greece used as a settlement in the middle and late Neolithic Period. The site was sealed by an earthquake and abandoned around 3200 BCE.
Place Antro delle Sorti by Jeffrey Becker — last modified Jul 10, 2018 09:06 PM
The "Cave of the Fates" at Praeneste is a sanctuary at the base of the city's terraced sanctuary of Fortuna. It was said to contain wooden oracular tablets.
Place Antron Kybeles/Mithra by C. Foss — last modified Aug 03, 2016 09:08 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 56 E3 Antron Kybeles/Mithra
Place Arkalochori cave by Jeffrey Becker — last modified May 21, 2013 02:43 PM
A Bronze Age cave sanctuary on Crete known for the votive deposits of Bronze Age weapons recovered by archaeology.
Place Aspripetra by C. Foss — last modified Jul 31, 2016 08:29 PM
A cavernous grotto on the island of Kos that seems to have served as a place of worship in ancient times. Pan and the Nymphs were venerated there in Archaic Greek times. The grotto's ancient name is unknown.
Place Cave of Letters by Gabriel Mckee — last modified Apr 27, 2018 04:57 PM
Cave in the Nahal Hever near the western bank of the Dead Sea. In 1960-61, Yigael Yadin excavated a number of papyri from the cave, including documents related to the Bar Kokhba Revolt and the archive of Babatha.
Place Chauvet Cave by Jeffrey Becker — last modified Jul 25, 2016 08:39 PM
The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in southern France contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world, dating from the Upper Paleolithic. The cave was discovered on December 18, 1994, and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List on June 22, 2014.
Place Cheddar Gorge by Jeffrey Becker — last modified Jul 25, 2016 12:08 PM
The Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near Somerset, England. The gorge and its many caves are the site of human activity dating back to the Upper Paleolithic.
Place Chettaba by E.W.B. Fentress — last modified Jul 22, 2016 08:49 AM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 31 E4 Chettaba
Place Ciota Ciara by Stefano Costa — last modified Jul 12, 2016 04:11 PM
A cave in Northern Italy, inhabited in the Late Roman and Early Medieval period.
Place Eileithyias Antron by J. Bennet — last modified Jun 07, 2018 04:46 PM
The Cave of Eileithyia on Crete is an ancient sanctuary sacred to the goddess of childbirth. The shrine was active during Neolithic, Minoan, and Mycenaean phases.
Place Elephanta Caves by Jeffrey Becker — last modified Oct 05, 2018 07:04 AM
An island in the Sea of Oman is home to the "City of Caves", where an important assemblage of rock-cut art dating to the fifth through eighth centuries and linked to the cult of Shiva may be found.
Place Grotta Regina by R.J.A. Wilson — last modified Dec 28, 2016 12:29 PM
An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 47 C2 Grotta Regina
Place Grotto of the Sibyl by Jeffrey Becker — last modified Jun 16, 2019 09:25 AM
A cave discovered by Amedeo Maiuri in 1932 and connected in the historical tradition with the Cumaean Sibyl. The site features in the sixth book of Virgil's Aeneid.
Place Gur-i Shapur by A. Hausleiter — last modified Feb 13, 2019 03:07 PM
The so-called "Shapur cave" in the Zagros Mountains contains a colossal statue of Shapur I, the second ruler of the Sasanid Empire.
Place Idaion Antron by J. Bennet — last modified Jun 08, 2018 07:31 AM
A sacred cave on Crete where it was believed Rhea hid Zeus to protect him from Cronus. Archaeological evidence indicates use as a shelter or dwelling as early as the Late Neolithic period, with religious activities taking over in the Bronze Age and continuing through the Roman period.
Place Kamyana Mohyla by Gabriel Mckee — last modified Jul 27, 2017 10:46 AM
A stone barrow site near the Molochna River comprising over 50 grottoes and caves, many containing petroglyphs dating from the Mesolithic age through the second millennium BCE, with additional graffiti dated as late as the twelfth century CE.

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