Karain Cave, Antalya

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Karain Cave is a cave and a Paleolithic archaeological site located at Yağca village 27km northwest of Antalya city in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.Karain is a prehistoric cave, situated at a height of about 370 m from the sea and about 80 m up the slope, where the Western Taurus calcareous zone borders on the travertine plain. Evidence of human habitation dating back to the early Paleolithic age (150,000-200,000) years has been discovered in the caves, including a fragment of a Neanderthal skull.Museum of Anatolian Civilizations hosts an extensive collection of artifacts from the excavations at Karain. The people of Palaeolithic Age were hunter-gatherer communities living in caves. The stone and bone tools of the people of that Age are exhibited in the museum.
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  • August 19, 2017
    500 steps a climb to a small cave. We toured there in 1 minute chrono! Disappointing... I do not advise!
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  • August 5, 2017
    475 out of the cave are the cave atmosphere digits but takes all your weariness I a place to be seen.
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  • July 28, 2017
    Long wanted to visit this cave and that's my wish came true rode by car long enough from the main road. Then quite a steep climb uphill kilometer 1.5 -2, right on the road stand bench for otdyho Cave is awesome, just so nashhyvaemyh "rooms" Very visibly represented our lived proroditeli in such circumstances,
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  • There is a video surveillance system installed on. But they cannot prevent morons from carving their name on the walls of the cave. Morons not only write their names on the walls, they also pee at the entrance. They are clearly territorial. The annoying thing is all these things happen and the security guy does not let you in because you are carrying a tripod. Good job. You saved the place.
  • Nice place & nice look but small Cave
  • It's a dark cave. There was nobody else here on the day, which was nice. Come here first, then see more at the Antalya Museum -- you'll better appreciate what you see in the museum when you understand the context, IMHO.
  • Nice but if you are not a cave lover, there is nothing interesting inside. Good place when it is hot outside.
  • It is a long way up to see a little.

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