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Didima Cave

My latest tour took me around the countryside of the Argolid in the northern Peloponnese, north past the town of Kranidi, through the village of Fourni and west (left) from the village of Didima (or "Twins"), down a dirt track and to the Didima Caves.
The Didima Caves are two large chambers that are believed to have provided shelter to Neanderthals some 40,000 years ago. The Neanderthals disappeared mysteriously in 35000 BC, to be replaced by Homo sapiens. The cave used to be one giant chamber but the roof collapsed thousands of years ago, leaving two massive holes, as though punched into the Earth by a meteorite.
The first of the caves can be seen from the bottom of the hill after the dirt track and is used by a shepherd to shelter his flock.

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