Beldibi Mağarası

Beldibi Cave


Useful Information

Location: Oba village. At the coastal Antalya-Kemer Hwy 400, just after the Çamdag tunnel. 25km southwest of Antalya, north of Kemer.
Open: no restrictions
Fee: free
Classification:  Karst cave, shelter
Light: not necessary
Dimension: A=25m asl.
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History


Description

This small cave, what remains after the construction of the highway and the tunnel, is a shelter, a overhanging cliff face. Still it is an important site with extraordinary cave paintings and an excavation which revealed six layers of cave sediments, rich in prehistoric remains. Fintstone tools from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Mesolithic Era were found. The paintings, abot 9,000 years old, show human figures, mountain goat and deer. Extraordinary is the depiction of a jurt, a round tent which was obviously used by those people. Earthenware, also 9,000 years old, which was discovered during the excavations, is now in the archaeological Museum of Antalya.


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