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Ballouh Baatura, or The Three Bridges Chasm.
both right and left, one sees nothing, nothing to indicate that one has only
to go down for some five minutes into the valley below on the left to find
oneself stopped, with bated breath, before the fantastic panorama presenting
itself to ones eyes: three natural bridges, rising one above the other
over a height of one hundred metres and overhanging the enormous mouth of
a chasm plunging 250 metres deep into the bowels of Mount Lebanon! During
the months of March and April, when the snows are melting, one sees a mighty
100-metre cascade which thunders and roars behind the three bridges before
being swallowed up in the earth.
The cave was explored for the first time in 1962, by Lebanese speleologists or potholers, who halted 250 metres down at the level of a lake in a great terminal hall. In 1988 a test with florescent dye showed that the waters that disappeared in this gulf emerged at the spring of Dalleh in Mgharet al-Ghaouaghir, level with Kfar Hilda (Bsetine al-Assi)..... ....
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