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Description of the cave complex as taken
from a survey done by
Paul Calleja-Gera & Ernest German in 1964/65


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The original hand-drawn map depicting most of the finds as they occurred,
including the vertical shape of the cave system.
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Brief Description of Chamber ID letter
The West Entrance (Ent.1) leads to a small Ch.A which in turn takes you down to a smaller Ch.B. From Ch.B you descend about 15 feet to a larger Ch.C through a narrow crack.  A distance of about 16 feet leads to a sharp turn right and up a slope for a short distance. A
B
C
On the left of the slope Ch.D is a small hole which gives into Ch.E, much larger than the rest.  At the far end of the 'room' another hole leads into a very small Ch.F.  From F one has two choices of movement. D
E
F

(a) Down a crack to Ch.J and down again to Ch.K from where you can look down into the immense Ch.P nicknamed The Kitchen.

J-K
P

(b) Over crack H into a triangular Ch.G 32 feet long with a large square block of rock in ths centre.

H-G
Chamber G affords a 'comfortable' exit (East Entrance - Ent2). Stepping down about 10 feet from Ch.G admits you to a fairly large Ch.M, where an important find in the form of a decorated bone handle was made.  On the right and lower down is a low Ch.N whic affords only sitting head height. Here one waits one's turn to 'squeeze' painfully through a 2 foot by 1 foot crack between two large boulders. G
M
N
Having squeezed through, you wait your turn again to climb down the swinging rope-ladder for about 20 feet into a pitch dark Ch.P. While waiting to ladder down you notice that the rock you are standing on, Ch.O, is nothing but a large boulder jammes in between the walls of Ch.P.   P
O
Two smaller chambers give out from P.  One is Ch.Q, from where a large boulder was removed to allow access into its inner reaches.  Ch.Q is yet to be fully explored.  The other is Ch.R which is a small room in a very dangerous condition. P
Q
R
A Crawl, S, leads out onto the Rdum (M. Scree) between the East and West entrances. S
Chamber L is yet to be explored.  This is probably an exit near the East Entrance. L
Besides the abovementioned caves, quite a number of other holes and passageways inside, and caves outside, still require exploring.
Notes:
(a) In chamber P what appeared at first to be stalagmites (the ones off the ground), turned out to be stalactites (the ones off the ceiling), due to immnense fall of rock which must have occurred a few thousand years ago.

(b) Where potshards were excavated, numerous bones (animal) turned up as well. This is a fact for every corner of the cave.

(c) Traces of carbon and signs of burning were in every single area of shard deposit.

(d) Historic remains were found in the top floor of the cave, but not a trace of history was found among the great number of PRE-historic remains in the lower chambers.


(Paul Calleja-Gera) 10-12-64

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