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Posted 09/13/2011   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Puzzler to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I wondered if there are any cave-related stamps out there?

Speleology (spelaeology), the scientific study of caves and the cave environment.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speleology

Caving, spelunking, potholing, the recreational pastime of exploring wild cave systems.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caving

I had to borrow a pic from eBay to start off with:
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Posted 09/14/2011   03:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 8 Anna of the 1932 pictorial set of Hyderabad (SG 46)



showing the entrance to the famous Ajanta Caves in Hyderabad. From Wikipedia:
'The Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India are 29 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka tales) as well as frescos which are reminiscent of the Sigiriya paintings in Sri Lanka. The caves were built in two phases starting around 200 BCE, with the second group of caves built around 600 CE.

Since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The caves are located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, near Jalgaon, just outside the village of Ajin#7789;h#257;(2031#8242;56#8243;N 7544#8242;44#8243;E).'

Wiki doesn't credit him. but the Nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad in the 1920s made considerable efforts to restore the Caves, and open them up to the public - even though he was a Muslim.
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Posted 09/14/2011   05:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply







Humans playing music in a cave

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Posted 09/14/2011   06:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Saw those coming, Rod 22 lol
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Posted 09/14/2011   07:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Island of Staffa, Scotland. A grainy cinderella/local showing the basalt formation known as Fingal's cave.

Composer Mendelssohn visited in 1829 and was inspired to write his Hebrides Overture.
This link is a youtube video which plays the overture over some film and stills of the island.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyZ5cHUaiBI
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Posted 09/14/2011   08:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pink floyd used to play there too. My dad has some home video (super 8) of them playing Corporal Klegg. ("had a wooden leg...") lol
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What an extraordinary piece of Geography stampgal,
the clip was rather stunning
what a beautiful world we share.

Finally have a name for the Staffa Cindies
Fingal's Cave


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Posted 09/14/2011   09:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Lod Cave, Bang Na, Thailand.







Drach Cave, Majorca.....



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Posted 09/14/2011   09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Topolnita Romania..




Polovraci Romania



Self explanatory,
(refers to Fletcher Christian, the mutineer )

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Posted 09/14/2011   09:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might add, being a rank Claustrophobic,
I am of the opinion that anyone who desires to climb
into tiny holes, to be utterly of leave of their senses...

I think I descended from the tree chimps,
no troglodyte gene in my makeup.



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Posted 09/14/2011   09:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Australia issued a stamp showing the Naracoorte Fossil Cave in 1996 (SG 1584).
New Zealand also issued one in 1996 showing Waitomo Limestone Cave (SG 1934).
Israel issued a nice stamp in 1980 showing The Sorek Cave (Mi. 813) which doesn't appear to be in SG SOTW.
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Posted 09/14/2011   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rod222 - Surely you would make an exception to your subterranean phobia for art's sake?

Here is a stamp depicting prehistoric paintings discovered in Lascaux Cave, designed and engraved by Claude Durrens, and issued by France on April 16, 1968, Scott No. 1204, Y&T No. 1555.

- nethryk

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Posted 09/14/2011   11:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the link on Fingal's cave, Stampgal - wonderful video!
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The fire caves of Nanumaga (formerly Nanumanga) Tuvalu



http://tuvaluislands.com/history-caves.htm
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Matapa Chasm (full of caves), Niue, South Pacific.



http://www.niuetotal.com/attraction...tapa-ing.htm

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Rod must be stopped at all costs !
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