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The Bears Cave (Peştera Urşilor),
in Chiscau (Chişcău), Bihor County
2004
View, Bears Cave, upper level
View, The Bears Cave, upper level.

The Bears Cave was discovered in 1975 when miners dynamited in the local marble quarry. They found a cave approx. 1,5km long (on two levels) and 0.5m high, formed in tens of thousands of years. It was named Bears Cave after the many fossil remains of a certain species of bear (cave bear: Ursus spelaeus), extinct for some 15,000 years now.

The upper level was equipped with pathways, banisters and electric light and made available to a public who now visits the cave in great numbers.

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