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Splendours of Our Homeland
Cave Domica

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Martin Činovský
Martin Činovský
June 12, 1997
Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague

Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Design:  Martin Činovský
FDC Engraving:  Martin Činovský
Cancellation Design:  Martin Činovský
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10 000

Domica rangs among the most beautiful and most important caverns of Slovak splendour. It is situated on the southern brim of plain - Silická, cca 10 km from Plešivec, thereabouts state border with Hungary. It was discovered on October 3, 1926 by Ján Majko and together with Hungarians Baradla presents one genetical system in 21 km length.

It is created on bright limestones of central Trias and has a typical character of small river cavern with oval and horizontal gangways. Its rise was caused by underground water of the small river Styx.

It distinguishes richess of stalagmite formations. For the cavern is typical stalagmite shields and drums and also cascade small lake. Among the noteworthy belons also bulbous shapes of stalactites. It is precious with discoveries of earthen fragments and vessels of beech - mountain cultures, stone instruments, made of bone articales and fireplaces of neolithic man which was inhabited 5000 years ago.

It is accessible for public from 1932 in 1715 m length. In 1995 it became a part of the world natural heritage.

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