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Meziad Cave

Museum code7108900
NameMeziad Cave
Postal code417412
Telephone0744.426.272 sau 0356.410.556 (Birou CAPDD Bihor) între orele 10 - 17
E-MAIL addresspesteri@padureacraiului.ro
AccessE79 from Beiuş
Time tableMonday and Tuesday - 12:00 - 17:00 Giuded tours: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00. Wednesday - Sunday - 10:00 - 17:00 Guided tours: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00.
Collection(s)The Meziad cave is a nature reserve and monument - According to Law 5/2000 on the approval of the National Territory Planning Plan, Section III - Protected Areas, with an area of 0.10 ha. Also, Meziad Cave is a part of the Nature 2000 site of the Crişul Repede-Pădurea Craiului Gorge. The custody of this site and implicitly the Meziad Cave is owned by Bihor's Center for Protected Areas and Sustainable Development. It is a huge natural cave inhabited by humans, with a semicircular entranceway 16 m high, 10 m wide, the absolute altitude of 397 m and with other two smaller entranceways. The total length is 4,750 m. It is two-storied, mostly fossil, on a small active part. The present and fossil fauna (Ursus spelaeus), Homo sapiens remains (probably from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic) are important for the speleogenesis and the carstic evolution. In 1972, while the cave was prepared to become a tourist attraction, Neolithic, Tisza culture and early Dacian period pottery fragments were uncovered. The cave is protected, closed. It can be visited with guide, miner's lamps and special equipment.
CategoryMonumente ale naturii
General profileNatural Sciences
Main profileNatural Sciences - Caves
WEB addresshttp://www.pestera-meziad.ro
Publications„Cartea Peşterii Meziadului”, ed.a2-a, 2018.
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Copyright National Heritage Institute (cIMeC) Bucharest - 1999-2018          Last update: 19.09.2018          Contact: muzee@cimec.ro
Responsible: Irina Oberländer-Târnoveanu irina@cimec.ro