This is the entrance into the black cave (or Ashkawti Tarik in Kurdish), which is one of the most important caves of Hazar Merd area. It is a single lofty chamber 11 by 12 meter wide. The caves date back to 50,000 BCE and it was excavated by Dorothy Garrod in 1928 CE. It lies 13 km to the west of modern Sulaimaniya city, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
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