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Koohdasht Mir Melas Cave | غار میرملاس کوه دشت Koohdasht Mir Melas Cave | غار میرملاس کوه دشت

Koohdasht Mir Melas Cave

غار میرملاس کوه دشت


This cave is located in Mir Melas valley of Sarsorkhan Mountain, 30 Kilometers from Koohdasht City in Lorestan Province. This Cave cluttered over time and is currently only a canopy. There are paintings at the northern and southern sides of the walls that mostly show scenes of hunting of humans and animals. In addition, these combat paintings are placed on the walls of this cave in red and black. The size of faces in Mir Melas rock paintings are between 10 to 30 Centimeters and the designs of the animals are mostly profiles.

The rock paintings in the walls of this cave are the third colorful paintings after those of Lascaux and Karkas Caves in France.

According to the experts at the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization, the background of these paintings refers back to the tenth millenium B.C., i.e, more than 12000 years ago.



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