Kozarnika: A Small Cave Hiding Big Secrets

Posted: 27/09/2020

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By: Vasil Vasilev

Kozarnika Cave (Goat's Cave) is located on the land of the village of Gara Oreshets near the town of Belogradchik. It is a small cave with a length of 210 meters, but is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Bulgaria and Europe. The finds in the cave are the earliest traces of human presence in Europe and show that the settlement of the European continent probably began in the Balkans. The cave is a refuge for eight species of bats, which are a protected species.