A ghost cave … a hidden treasure in the kingdom’s largest volcanoes

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It is located near Taif

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is characterized by its possession of a diverse and rare geological wealth in the world, and the nature of the Kingdom is described as an open geological museum; Most of the geological eras appear on its land, the oldest of which dates back to more than one and a half billion years, and there are various types of terrain phenomena that have made many sites rare natural scientific museums, in addition to being the destination of researchers, amateurs and tourists on a global level, and are considered caves. A wealth of mineral, tourism and environmental resources is scarce, which must be preserved and protected.

And near Taif, there is Harrat Kashb, which is a volcanic field about 180 km north-east of Taif, and Al-Hurra is located near Al-Wahbah crater, which is considered one of the largest volcanic fields in Saudi Arabia; It covers an area of ​​about 5,892 km2, and it is called “Hafar Kashb” and it is an ancient village between the mountains and in a low-lying depression.

Within Harrat Kashab, there is a “ghost cave” which is characterized by its large length, and its extension in a crescent shape, and myths were woven around it of the presence of jinn, demons and ghosts in it, or that a meteor hit the mountain and opened the cave as stories are told that have not been proven true.

According to the definition of the professor of geology, Professor Abdulaziz bin Laboun, of the caves, “they are similar in geological formation; most of them result from folding, cracking and cracking of rock layers due to ground movements, and then due to the flow of water through those fissures and cracks and the dissolving of water, especially the acidic ones, of soluble rocks, especially calcareous and gypsum.”

He explained that most of the caves and rivers of the region were formed in the rainy and dry eras that the Arabian Peninsula was exposed to a million years ago, causing gaps and channels of various dimensions and shapes, which are known today as dhows, and the terrain conditions, climatic, and sedimentary formations within the rivers vary and the shapes of their openings vary from diagonal and vertical to winding. ; Not to mention the difference in temperature, humidity, and water.

It is reported that most of the caves and mollusks that have been discovered were in the rocks of the eastern region, with 680 caves, dahl, and the northern border area, with 542 caves and dolphins. This is due to the nature of the limestone formation and the topography of the two regions. While in the Riyadh region there were 308 caves and dolphins, and the rest of the regions, 296 caves and dolphins.


Ghost Cave

A ghost cave … a hidden treasure in the kingdom’s largest volcanoes

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is characterized by its possession of a diverse and rare geological wealth in the world, and the nature of the Kingdom is described as an open geological museum; Most of the geological eras appear on its land, the oldest of which dates back to more than one and a half billion years, and there are various types of terrain phenomena that have made many sites rare natural scientific museums, in addition to being the destination of researchers, amateurs and tourists on a global level, and are considered caves. A wealth of mineral, tourism and environmental resources is scarce, which must be preserved and protected.

And near Taif, there is Harrat Kashb, which is a volcanic field about 180 km north-east of Taif, and Al-Hurra is located near Al-Wahbah crater, which is considered one of the largest volcanic fields in Saudi Arabia; It covers an area of ​​about 5,892 km2, and it is called “Hafar Kashb” and it is an ancient village between the mountains and in a low-lying depression.

Within Harrat Kashab, there is a “ghost cave” which is characterized by its large length, and its extension in a crescent shape, and myths were woven around it of the presence of jinn, demons and ghosts in it, or that a meteor hit the mountain and opened the cave as stories are told that have not been proven true.

According to the definition of the professor of geology, Professor Abdulaziz bin Laboun, of the caves, “they are similar in geological formation; most of them result from folding, cracking and cracking of rock layers due to ground movements, and then due to the flow of water through those fissures and cracks and the dissolving of water, especially the acidic ones, of soluble rocks, especially calcareous and gypsum.”

He explained that most of the caves and rivers of the region were formed in the rainy and dry eras that the Arabian Peninsula was exposed to a million years ago, causing gaps and channels of various dimensions and shapes, which are known today as dhows, and the terrain conditions, climatic, and sedimentary formations within the rivers vary and the shapes of their openings vary from diagonal and vertical to winding. ; Not to mention the difference in temperature, humidity, and water.

It is reported that most of the caves and mollusks that have been discovered were in the rocks of the eastern region, with 680 caves, dahl, and the northern border area, with 542 caves and dolphins. This is due to the nature of the limestone formation and the topography of the two regions. While in the Riyadh region there were 308 caves and dolphins, and the rest of the regions, 296 caves and dolphins.

February 24, 2021 – Rajab 12, 1442

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It is located near Taif

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is characterized by its possession of a diverse and rare geological wealth in the world, and the nature of the Kingdom is described as an open geological museum; Most of the geological eras appear on its land, the oldest of which dates back to more than one and a half billion years, and there are various types of terrain phenomena that have made many sites rare natural scientific museums, in addition to being the destination of researchers, amateurs and tourists on a global level, and are considered caves. A wealth of mineral, tourism and environmental resources is scarce, which must be preserved and protected.

And near Taif, there is Harrat Kashb, which is a volcanic field about 180 km north-east of Taif, and Al-Hurra is located near Al-Wahbah crater, which is considered one of the largest volcanic fields in Saudi Arabia; It covers an area of ​​about 5,892 km2, and it is called “Hafar Kashb” and it is an ancient village between the mountains and in a low-lying depression.

Within Harrat Kashab, there is a “ghost cave” which is characterized by its large length, and its extension in a crescent shape, and myths were woven around it of the presence of jinn, demons and ghosts in it, or that a meteor hit the mountain and opened the cave as stories are told that have not been proven true.

According to the definition of the professor of geology, Professor Abdulaziz bin Laboun, of the caves, “they are similar in geological formation; most of them result from folding, cracking and cracking of rock layers due to ground movements, and then due to the flow of water through those fissures and cracks and the dissolving of water, especially the acidic ones, of soluble rocks, especially calcareous and gypsum.”

He explained that most of the caves and rivers of the region were formed in the rainy and dry eras that the Arabian Peninsula was exposed to a million years ago, causing gaps and channels of various dimensions and shapes, which are known today as dhows, and the terrain conditions, climatic, and sedimentary formations within the rivers vary and the shapes of their openings vary from diagonal and vertical to winding. ; Not to mention the difference in temperature, humidity, and water.

It is reported that most of the caves and mollusks that have been discovered were in the rocks of the eastern region, with 680 caves, dahl, and the northern border area, with 542 caves and dolphins. This is due to the nature of the limestone formation and the topography of the two regions. While in the Riyadh region there were 308 caves and dolphins, and the rest of the regions, 296 caves and dolphins.





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