Roodafshan Cave

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Roodafshan Cave
Ghar-e-Roodafshan Entrance area.jpg
Entrance area of Roodafshan Cave
Highest point
Elevation 1,935 m (6,348 ft)
Geography
Location Tehran province / Iran

The Roodafshan Cave is located in Roodafshan valley, Tehran Province, Iran. Since 2003 the Verein für Höhlenkunde in Obersteier (Austria) with the Khaneye Koohnavardan-e-Tehran (Iran) has been surveying Roodafshan Cave. (2003-2005)

The length of this spacious cave is 1,502 m with a vertical distance of -90.6 m. The Roodafshan Entrance Hall with 168 m length, 94 m width, 40 m high and 11,395 m2 floor area is the second biggest documented cave chamber in Iran.

Further reading[edit]

  • Geyer, T., & Geyer, E. (2003): Forschungen im Iran, Ghar-e-Roodafshan, - Mitteilungen des Vereins für Höhlenkunde in Obersteier, 22: 42-43.
  • Raesi, E., & Laudmanns, M. (2003): Cave Directory Iran, - Berliner Höhlenkundliche Berichte, Band 10.
  • SELAHI, M., (1999): Ghar-haye Iran, Ghar-e-Roodafshan, Page: 51-57. (in Farsi)

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Coordinates: 35°38′00″N 52°29′00″E / 35.6333°N 52.4834°E / 35.6333; 52.4834