Hidden Earth 2023

Deep in the Levant

45 minute Lecture|Emma Porter, Mike Clayton & Team


Lebanon has a turbulent history with its civil war, the Beirut chemical explosion in 2020, severe economic crisis and the UK Foreign Office only just declaring that travel is safe (with caution).

This talk is about our very recent expedition to Foura Dara, first explored by John Middleton & Sami Karkabi in 1968. The aim of the expedition was to protect the cave by undertaking scientific work, documenting our exploration and also to help the local caving community.