The cave was formed over thousands of years under a hill which is about 500 meters above sea level and contains stalactites and rock formations similar to the ones found in Jeita Grotto in north Lebanon.
The Cave lied beneath a garbage dump but the heavy rain led to the formation of a pond which later collapsed under the feet of fishermen and exposed the newly discovered grotto.
The reason it reportedly took such a long time to discover the grotto is because it lies on the 1982-2000 border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel .Israel withdrew from the area in 2000 and the UNIFIL forces used the hill for controlling the border area.
Once considered as a finalist for the “7 Natural Wonders of the World”, Lebanon’s Jeita Grotto ranks as one of the top cave complexes on the planet.
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