Friday, March 1st, 2013

Lemme be your Caveman!

Had a fun day yesterday while in Trieste Italy. Headed down to the Grotta Gigante caves, located next to the Slovenia boarder.

Was really a breath taking experience, and I could not imagine being one of the first explorers to discover this MASSIVE cave.

very cool experience, just sad the pictures don’t do it justice!!

Besides the Cave, they also had a small museum with fossils of creatures from around the area…the most impressive being a Ursus Spelaeus (cave bear) which appeared in Europe 300,000 years ago, and became extinct around 12,000 years ago, following the last glaciation. It was mainly herbivorous and could reach 900KG in weight…the remains of many specimens have been found in the caves of Karst!!!