Domica

DOMICA, one of Slovakia's biggest caves, is located in the country's south-east, directly on the Hungarian border. An underground river that flows from it created five-kilometre-long underground spaces that are interesting for several reasons. No other cave in Slovakia offers more traces of primitive tribes, including three geometric paintings on the walls.

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DOMICA, one of Slovakia's biggest caves, is located in the country's south-east, directly on the Hungarian border. An underground river that flows from it created five-kilometre-long underground spaces that are interesting for several reasons. No other cave in Slovakia offers more traces of primitive tribes, including three geometric paintings on the walls.

Ján Majko discovered the cave in 1923 and within seven years it was opened to the public. Its historical treasures were soon irrevocably damaged, though, as prehistoric hand- and fooprints, which had been well visible in clay, were destroyed. Many ceramic items were also stolen.

This postcard from the 1930s shows the boats that used to carry tourists on their visits to the cave.


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