Kharbas Caves

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Kharbas Caves


Kharbas Caves,Historical Attraction of Iran’s Qeshm Island

The mysterious world of Kharbas Cave is attractive for visitors to Qeshm Island. Although many people think that Qeshm Island Iran is home to many natural attractions, it has some historical attractions. This cave was built by humans in history and its true story is still unclear.

Kharbas Cave is located a few kilometers from Qeshm Island. The cave is located next to the Zagros mountain range. The appearance of this cave goes back to the Median tribe – the first Persian tribe. Two factors have caused the cave to appear as we see it today. First, natural causes such as declining water levels, and second, human carvings throughout history.

People have changed the structure of the cave according to their needs over time. The height of the cave rock walls is about 20 to 30 meters. Kharbas Cave is actually a collection of four caves. During the Sasanid era, there used to be a village called Khorbiz or Khorbes which was a thriving and prosperous village. Now, the village is turned into ruins though Kharbas Cave has gained the importance it deserves.

Some people believe that this cave used to be a place for worshiping Anahita – the Goddess of Water in Persian. Others believe that this cave used to be a temple for Mithraism followers.
Another group assumes that it was a place for keeping the dead bodies to be eaten by the birds which is a Zoroastrian tradition and belief. The latter group presents a theory that this cave acted as a refuge for the people when the pirates attacked the island. Regardless of such myths and mysteries, the true story of this cave is still unclear.

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