The Absurdities of Guided Cave Tours
Cave tours developed centuries ago, from locals which were showing "their cave"
It had two reasons, why cave guides were installed, to protect the visitors from
the dangers of the cave, and to protect the cave from being damaged by the
The first official cave guide of the world was Hans
Jürgen Becker, who became cave guide in
in the Harz Mountains in Germany in April 1668.
However, despite the honorable work of the cave guides, most of them are only
locals, which do not know much about caves.
And many have strange ideas about caves, which they tell the visitor with
Here are some typical stories about this.
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