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Liang Bua Cave, Indonesia

From series “Famous Stables of Ancient People”
Lenght: 50 m. Deepness: 27 m.

One of the most known encampments of primitive people in the world is the Liang Bua Cave in Indonesia. There were found the bones of Florentine people. That's why the cave relieved its unofficial name "The cave of Hobbits". A great number of artefacts from this place now you can see in the Djakarta archaeological museum. Even more, the cave is open for organized excursions. Near the cave has placed a small tourism agency, where lives the supervisor of this major historical place.

Liang Bua Cave, Indonesia Also, you can find there a museum with the artefacts of the supportive importance. The main artefact of this museum is the replica of the primitive man’s skeleton. Liang Bua Cave, 380 thousand-year-old, goes up to 50 meters long and 27 metres deep. The interior height of the cave goes up to 13 metres. Theodorus Lambertus Verhoeven was the first archaeologist who found this cave and undertook the first excavations in 1950.

There were found the unique Neolithic burial places that became the main discover. More than that, there were found a lot of stone artefacts and even some pot things. Skeletons that were found there had been there for about 60 000 years. These people weren’t higher than a meter. Artefacts from the Liang Bua Cave caused a number of scientific researchers and disputes. Until now the researchers can’t see eye to eye whether to take ancient Florentine people as a special species or not. Were they a special one or just had some unknown to the scientists’ pathology? Next - Bla Jungfrun Caves

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM BRI' located in 8 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'PT. Flores Exotic Tours' is located in 10 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'SPBU Mena' in 6.81 km
Supermarket: 'Swalayan 33' in 8 km
Apotheek: 'Kurnia Farma Apotik' in 7 km
Police station: 'Polsek Cibal' in 7 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Waroeng Pondok Nelayan' in 7 km

Best hotels near Liang Bua Cave

CF Komodo Hotel

Located in 54 km from Liang Bua Cave
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Rooms: 7
Fitted with freshly laundered linen, rooms in CF Komodo Hotel come with a desk, wardrobe and a minibar. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide much … More: photo, rates and booking
Exotic Komodo Hotel

Located in 61 km from Liang Bua Cave
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Rooms: 11
Komodo Airport is just 2 minutes' drive away from Exotic Komodo Hotel, while it takes 5 minutes to drive to Pede Beach and 10 minutes to drive to … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Puncak Waringin

Located in 62 km from Liang Bua Cave
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Rooms: 12
Each air-conditioned room in Hotel Puncak Waringin offers a private balcony, seating area and a TV. A shower is available in the private bathroom. … More: photo, rates and booking
Waecicu Beach Inn

Located in 63 km from Liang Bua Cave
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Rooms: 16
Waecicu Beach Inn is 7 minutes' drive from the area's shopping and dining options and a 15-minute drive from Komodo Airport. Komodo National Park and … More: photo, rates and booking

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