Sannur Cave

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Coordinates: 28°37′23″N 31°17′11″E / 28.62306°N 31.28639°E / 28.62306; 31.28639

Sannur Cave was discovered in the 1980s after blasting in a quarry created an entrance. It is 10 km (10 mi) southeast of the city of Beni Suef.

It has only one chamber which is about 700 m (2,300 ft) long and 15 m (50 ft) in diameter.

It is a limestone cave overlaid with alabaster created by thermal springs. Its unique geology and beautiful formations (stalactites and stalagmites led it to being recognised as a Protected Area in 1992.[1]