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Sannur Caves in BeniSuef

Sannur Cave is characterized by the presence of geological formations known as Stalactites and Stalagmites in a perfect beautiful formed over millions of years, about 60 million years ago dates back to the Era of Middle Eocene. Leakage of aqueous solutions of calcium carbonate saturated through the roof of the cave and then evaporated, leaving the mineral salts that accumulated in the form of deposits of stalactites and stalgmites. Sannur cave extends a distance of about 700 m, breadth about 15 m and depth is about 15 m. It’s Located in Beni Suef province, Egypt. about 70 kilometres southeast of the city. The cave is important to the scarcity of such natural formations “Egyptian Alabaster” as it is of great importance for researchers, Geologists, and Caving fans.


كهف وادي سنور في بني سويف من أجمل الكهوف التي رأيتها في حياتي. ما تراه في الصور هي أحجار جيرية نتجت عن عمليات التبخر من مياه الينابيع الحارة داخل الكهف، أو من عمليات ترسيب بطئ من قطرات المياه الساقطة من الشقوق التي تم…

Geology Quote

"I have a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the City College of New York, and my great contribution to the field of geology is that I never entered it upon graduation."
- Colin Powell