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Baatara Gorge Waterfall

You're not looking at computer-generated scenes from an upcoming movie, but rather Baatara Gorge Waterfall, also known as "Three Bridge Chasm," in Tannourine, Lebanon. These epic cave bridges were carved out of ancient limestone over millions of years by winter meltwater. The meltwater from Mount Lebanon falls 250 meters into the chasm's depths past 160-million-year-old limestone from the Jurassic period. Continue reading for more pictures.

Bored Panda reports, "Experiments carried out with fluorescent dye in 1988 indicated that the water from the chasm emerges from underground at a spring in the nearby town of Mgharet al-Ghaouaghir."


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This entry was posted on 08/20 3:00pm and is filed under Photography, Travel .
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