Pecina Orlovaca

Pecina Orlovaca Museum


Useful Information

Location: Donje Sinjevo, 10km from Pale. 20km east of Sarajevo
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Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=2,500m, A=949m asl.
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Address: Pecina Orlovaca,
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History

 
200416,000 years old cave bear bones discovered.
2009cave bear bones stolen.

Description

Pecina Orlovaca is a natural cave which was transformed into a cave museum. One of the highlights is a 16,000-year-old cave bear skeleton, which is the second-largest cave bear skeleton ever found. The bones were discovered rather lately in 2004, but unfortunately they were stolen in 2009.

The cave is famous for many findings, both archaeologic remains from the Mesolithic and palaeontologic remains, especially of the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus). There are some endemic animals known from the cave, for example a cave beetle which was named after the cave.


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