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Grotta di Ispinigoli

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Depth  35 m
Entrances  1
Show cave opened  1974
Phone  +39 0784 927236
Discovery  1971
Elevation  1,300 m
Access  Public
Province  Province of Nuoro
Geology  Karst
Entrance  1
Grotta di Ispinigoli
Location  Ispinigoli, Dorgali (NU, Sardinia, Italy)
Address  08022 Dorgali, Province of Nuoro, Italy
Similar  Grottes du Bue Marino, Serra Orrios, Tiscali, Parco museo S'abba fri, Nuraghe Mannu

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The Grotta di Ispinigoli is a karstic cave in the Supramonte massif, near Dorgali, Sardinia, Italy.

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Overview

One of the largest grottoes in the island, houses a large stalactite-stalagmite compound, the tallest in Europe and one of the tallest in the world, measuring some 38 m in total. The grotto also include the so-called Abisso delle Vergini ("Abyss of the Virgins"), a c. 60 m-deep hole leading to a 12 km series of caves connecting Ispingoli to the other grotto of San Giovanni Su Anzu. Inside the cave were found traces of human bones and jewelry dating back the Bronze Age, the site was used as burial by the Nuragic Peoples.

At the bottom of this abyss cave the only known specimen of the extinct giant otter Megalenhydris was found. This animal is one of four species of extinct endemic otters on the island.

References

Grotta di Ispinigoli Wikipedia


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