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  12:40:01  20 January 2018
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Three Mile Island
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Oh, didn't know you could delete topics (despite being a forum member for a decade). I could only find one of them, maybe Don Reba took the other one.

Never heard of the Odessa tunnels before.
  12:49:30  20 January 2018
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Here's a fascinating South African cave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Star_Cave#Discovery_of_fossils_in_"Dinaledi_Chamber" --Looking at the cross-section, it seems odd that people would have dragged dead bodies all the way in there. Maybe they simply got lost one at the time over the centuries?

If you enjoy claustrophobic cave exploration I can also recommend this fantasy novel: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/876771.Styx
  03:44:32  21 January 2018
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Three Mile Island~

That's a fascinating link about that Cave. The thing I always think about is their primitive means of lighting. You have a torch and nothing better. If it goes out and you can't get it relit, you are truly screwed. Especially in a Cave like that with it's narrow passages and it's steep incline dropping into the final chamber.

You just don't realize how crazy exploring that is in ancient times until you see this video:

Inside the Rising Star Cave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPnmVUcVOhM

First Look Inside the Fossil Cave (Expedition Update) | National Geographic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9mXu1BWI6A

Imagine going in there with the thought your lighting could go out at any moment, especially if there's a strong air current blowing it out.

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  13:29:45  21 January 2018
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Yes and that's even assuming they did use torches. I suppose fire was known at the time, but creating a torch might be more complicated than making a fire for say cooking. Then you need to carry that torch somehow while climbing down the pits. OTOH, maybe blind prehistoric individuals could make themselves useful as cave explorers, being blind making them better at navigating total darkness.

When I was a child we played hide and seek in a large pitch black basement, and even in rooms we were familiar with from before the light was switched off we quickly lost orientation in the dark. And those rooms were just simple rectangular shapes, with straight walls and a horizontal floor.
  01:42:50  22 January 2018
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30 Cities Around the World That No Longer Exist
http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/30-cities-around-the-world-that-no-longer-exist/ss-BBGHJvf?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=AARDHP

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  20:44:13  25 January 2018
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One of those slides linked to http://www.preciousdecay.com/
  21:33:01  25 January 2018
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Yep. A Lot of good stuff there like this:

MILITARY & STATE:
http://www.preciousdecay.com/Preciousdecay-Photo-Stream/Urban-Exploration/MILITARY-STATE/

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  22:11:56  27 January 2018
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Strange Argentina ghost town that was underwater for 25 years re-emerges as tourist attraction
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/photos-ghost-town-argentina-re-emerges-article-1.1340247

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  10:01:07  28 January 2018
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Vitim River Bridge

"Located in Siberia, the Vitim River Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. It’s an old train bridge crossing the Vitim River which leaves drivers precariously navigating a tiny six-foot-wide path. Its old metal structure is covered with rotting wooden planks, which can be slippery due to frequent ice in the area."

http://www.dangerousroads.org/eastern-europe/russia/4363-vitim-river-bridge.html

 

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