Cave of Swimmers overview
Modern name(s) Cave of Swimmers
Region Africa
Section Sahara
Latitude 23.59292597 N suggest info
Longitude 25.22736747 E
Status Imprecise
Info The Cave of Swimmers is located in southwestern Egypt, near the border with Libya, on the Gilf el-Kebir plateau in the Sahara.
general info
It was discovered in October 1933 by the Hungarian researcher Laszlo Ede Almasy. It contains cave paintings of floating figures, which are believed that they were created 4000 to 9000 years. During the expedition of 1933 roamed Almasy Gilf Kebir and the Oweinat Sudan to the mountains. The discovery of these and other prehistoric rock paintings at Ain Dua, Karkur Talh and Wadi Sora was the most important result of the expedition.
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23.592926, 25.227367 === 23.592926 N, 25.227367 E === 23° 35' 34.5" N, 25° 13' 38.5" E
Nearest sites Mistikawy Cave, circa 9.6 km (6 mi) north-west
Gebel Kamil crater, circa 196 km (121.8 mi) south-east
Arkenu, circa 223.5 km (138.9 mi) south-west
Bedkholo, Deir Abu Matta, circa 436.4 km (271.1 mi) north-east
Temple at Deir el-Hagar, circa 429.4 km (266.8 mi) north-east
Database ID 1607, created 8 Oct 2010, 19:30, Last changed 23 Mar 2014, 18:45