Ahmetyova dupka cave

Further information

The name of the cave is related to the legend about the local Turkish ruler, Ahmed Aga, who collected taxes in the surrounding villages. In one of the villages he asked the people to prepare him something delicious to eat and the Bulgarians served him pork with cabbage. When he went to the next village, the aga asked them to cook him the same thing, but when he realized he had eaten pork he got so angry, he decided to burn the village down. The Bulgarians knew what was going to happen so local boys waited for the aga and killed him and then dropped his body into the cave.

The cave was first studied in 1963. A modern map was made during an expedition in 1975 by P. Tranteev, V. Stoitsev and A. Lionidov. Access is currently free. Over the entrance of the cave there is a small house, which is now half-destroyed and the entrance to the cave is through one of its windows. The old entrance of the cave is preserved but is closed with a grid. The entrance shed is 9.5 m, and at the moment there is a pillar reaching the bottom.

The cave is small and dilapidated, but is known for its exceptionally beautiful white formations.
At the entrance there is a grille of 1×1 m. The uphill gradient of 12 meters is best equipped with a ladder attached to the lattice lattice (now descending the ladder). A small hole of 60×70 cm and length of 7 m leads straight into the only large southwest bottom room with maximum dimensions of 20 m long, 11 m wide and 4 m high.

There is a cluster of large gravitational blocks in the center of the southwest of the hall. Among the formations are lakes, some of which have cave pearls. The cave has no side branches, but there are beautiful cave formations, impressive with its forms, stalactites, stalagmites and stalactons some of which have a greenish cover of algae and mosses.

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