Not much time left… we need your votes to make Jeita Grotto one of the world’s New Seven Wonders of the World. Right now, Jeita Grotto is one of the 28 finalists… and it has been reported that we have now reached the 9th rank – so we are very close to winning the title.
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New Seven Wonders of the World is a project attempted to update the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World concept with a modern list of wonders. The New7Wonders Foundation claimed that more than 100 million votes were cast through the Internet or by telephone.
Lebanon’s Jeita Grotto has reached the final phase in the contest of the “New 7 Wonders” of the world, and was selected between the remaining 28 natural historic sites, where only 7 of them will be selected as the “New 7 Wonders” of the world.
Jeita Grotto is the is a compound of crystallized caves in Lebanon located 20 km north of Beirut in the Valley of Nahr al-Kalb (Dog River). This grotto is made up of two limestone caves, upper galleries and a lower cave through which a 6230 m long river runs.
Geologically, the caves provide a tunnel or escape route for the underground river. In this cave and galleries, the action of water in the limestone has created cathedral-like vaults full of various sizes, colors and shapes of stalactites and stalagmites, majestic curtains and fantastic rock formations. The total length of the cave is more than 9000 m and there is one among the biggest stalactites in the world hanging 8,20 m. The grotto accommodates a huge hall with a distance of 108 m from the ceiling till the water level.