Ancient Tamtan Cave

Of the oldest human settlements in Iran

About: Ancient Tamtan Cave

Archeologists and historians believe that humans' life started in the mountains and every culture and civilization stems from mountains and stone. Near Tamtan village, there is a cave in which people started to settle 40 thousand years ago. 
This village has other valuable historical monuments including historical graves and underground tombs which are worth visiting.

General Specifications
Ancient Tamtan Cave
Named after the village in the area
Physical features of the cave
Its mouth is triangular and its length 35 meters half.
Special features
Was inhabited 40 thosand years ago.
Best time to visit
Spring and Summer
Duration of visit
One hour
Nearest tourist attractions
The ancient graves of Tamtan village and the cave across Tamtan cave.
Access route
20 kilometers northwest of Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran
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