Markharal Cave

Markharal Cave

The Markharal cave is located in the historical-cultural site of Bisotun (Kermānshāh region) and dates back to the Middle Paleolithic era. In the excavations carried out in the cave Markharal or Kher which is situated to the north-east of the Shekārchiān cave, stone and bones were found, animal remains, coal, terracotta and other examples and the antiquity of the found works continues until the time Sassanid.

The Kermānshāh region, which is located between the Zagros chains and in a mountainous area, has numerous natural shelters and caves such as: the Anār cave of Bisotun, the Mardudar cave (on the slopes of Mount Bisotun and north of the Shekārchiān cave), Shekārchiān cave (above the statue of Hercules at Bisotun), the Mar Tārik cave (at the foot of Mount Bisotun and north of the Markharal cave), the Mar Āftāb cave (at the foot of Mount Bisotun and between the Mar Tārik and Mardudar caves), the Zilou cave (in the mountain Ālivār north-west of Kermānshāh), the cave Do Ashkaft (north of the city of Kermānshāh, at the foot of Mount Mivaleh), the cave Parāu or Paru (in the Parāu mountain, north of Kermānshāh), the cave ( stone shelter) Varvāsi (north of Kermānshāh), the Gabbeh or Ghabe cave (north of Kermānshāh), the Ghuri Ghal'e cave, the Āsāngarān cave (north-west of the Parāu mountains), the Āvazā or Ābzā cave ( north of the city of Kermānshāh), the Amrv cave aleh (city of Sahneh), the cave Ratil (in the stretch Kermānshāh-Karand-Rijāb), the cave Kāvāt (on the road Kermānshāh-Pāveh and in the area of ​​Avarāmān), the cave of Kol va Sal (north of the city of Sahneh) , the cave Mar Div, the cave Nareh Kāni (in the mountain Dālāhu) and finally the cave Vazmeh (in the city of Islam Ābād Gharb).

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