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Djara Cave located in the middle of the Western Desert on a limestone plateau. In fact, you can get to Djara Cave from Farafra Oasis and Asyut as well. The cave itself can easily entered and has a level floor. Make sure you bring a flashlight and wearing a helmet. Djara Cave is a normal result of the dry Desert climate over millions of years of formation. In fact, the cave is unlike any other in the region. The cave presents its viewers with a fairy-tale. It is like an atmosphere of staggering depth and proportions. To the common visitor and residents of Egypt, Djara Cave almost unknown. Yet, a true vacation or tour to Egypt ought to involve true discoveries. In fact, the cave by far, is one discovery which will be unforgettable.
Moreover, the cave contains a ceiling of what appears to flute limestone formations. The formations mimic the effect of frozen dripping water. In fact, it is almost like asymmetrical folds of drapery in stone and crystal. Djara Cave is a result of immense amounts of water which accumulated over an extended period of time. In fact, the water seeps through the Desert sands. It creates an underground cave of aesthetic splendor and geological heaven. Djara Cave discovered in the 19th-century by the German explorer Gerhard Rohlfs. And then, the cave neglected for 120 years later. Recently, the cave rediscovered by the German team from the BOS. In fact, BOS is Historians of the Settlement of the Eastern Sahara. Rohlf’s discovery was on Christmas eve in 1873.
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In fact, he described the revelation of the prehistoric cave as follows:
“A chalk stone cave opened out of the ground. Its beauty and size surpassed our dreams. Stalactites three to four feet long hung from the roof in elegant draperies. Purer and more transparent than any we saw elsewhere. These stalactites indeed are mysterious. They formed by dripping fresh water in a Desert which now completely devoid of water”. In fact, his expedition aimed at different target. It was to establish a direct route through the Desert from the Nile to Libya. Moreover, his expedition involved several surprising discoveries. The discoveries included heavy rains in the middle of the vast Desert terrain, an element far from consideration. Besides, taking new routes that involved climbing and descending countless dunes.
In fact, a phenomenal discovery of an ancient cave made in the midst of the arid planes of the Desert. Moreover, Rohlf himself was in shock. In fact, he received three awards because of this discovery. His awards acknowledged his discovery of Djara. He had unusual experience of torrential rain under which he survived for several days. In fact, he took refuge in a camp and named the place Regenfeld or “field of rain”. Furthermore, he discovered a rare bed of ammonites. In fact, they brought to the surface due to sudden rains. The Djara Cave remains as one of the most stunning examples of the effect of chemical activity. In fact, it is over millennia. Moreover, it is a unique treasure of nature’s own version of cave art.