Sehollan Cave

Human habitation at 7000 years ago

About: Sehollan Cave

Sehollan Cave is one of the most important and unique natural caves of the country and West Azerbaijan Province which has been known by the inhabitants of the area since long time ago. Even before Christ, some parts of the area were settled by people. This cave was first discovered by French Jacques de Morgan, and then it was investigated by Iranian speleologists. Archeological researches and excavation operations led to the discovery of human artifacts from Centuries 4 and 5 BC. This cave is registered in the list of Iran's National Heritage. 
In Kurdish Language, "Sehollan" means "frost", and local people also call the cave "Kooneh Kotar", i.e. pigeon nest, for there are many pigeon nests inside the cave.

General Specifications
Historical Sehollan Cave
Sehollan means glacial frost in kurdish and the locals call this cave "Kune Kutar" which means pigeon nest; since there are many pigeon nests inside the cave.
Physical features of the cave
The elevation of its main enterance is about 1765 meters and the elevation of the other enterance is about 1795 meters and the elevation of the surface of the lake inside the cave is 1750 meters from sea level.
Special features
Mother nest of the bats and their fundamental habitat.
Best time to visit
Spring and Summer
Access route
Sehollan village, 42 kilometers south east of Mahabad-Bukan, Mahabad county, West Azerbaijan, Iran
Sehollan Cave

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