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In 1962 exploration of the Fouar Dara sinkhole revealed a -622 m vertical development. The cave was fully explored using iron ladders. 1965 coloring with 50 kg of fluorescein of the minor Faouar Dara water course was made on behalf of the United Nations Development Program. In 1968 colouring with 50kg of fluorescein of the water in Fouar Dara in May and exploration to its bottom with the British "Yorkshire Rambler's Club" in August was achieved.
The cave consists of a series of pits and long horizontal sections. The longest pit is called Puit Sami and is 120m in vertical development.


Downloads:
Collaboration des gouffres de Faouar Dara et de la grotte des Kassarat (Caza du Metn Nord-Liban) 1965 - 1967 - 1969, Al Ouat'Ouat Journal, Volume 3
PHOTOGRAPHIES

1960s photo inside Fouar Dara_photo by Sami Karkabi
Fouar Dara entrance in winter_photo by Issam Bou Jaoude
The 40m sinkhole inside Fouar Dara_photo by Issam Bou Jaoude


Caves of Lebanon

THE LONGEST CAVES OF LEBANON
( as of 2008, Speleo Club du Liban archives)
1   JIITA CAVE   {10,050}
2   ROUEISS CAVE   {5,460}
3   AFQA CAVE   {5,260}
4   AL-KASSARAT CAVE   {4,648}
5   AIN AL-LIBNE CAVE   {4,560}
6   NABAA AL-SHATAWIE   {4,130}
7   FAOUAR DARA SINKHOLE   {3,500}
8   QATTINE AZAR SINKHOLE   {3,100}
9   DAHR AL-AIN CAVE   {1,500}
10   NABAA AL-MOUTRAN CAVE   {1,200}

THE DEEPEST CAVES IN LEBANON
( as of 2008, Speleo Club du Liban archives)
1   FAOUAR DARA SINKHOLE   {-622}
2   QATTINE AZAR SINKHOLE   {-515}
3   BALLOUH BAATARA SINKHOLE   {-255}
4   JOURET AL-ABED SINKHOLE   {-255}
5   AL-BADAOUIYE SINKHOLE   {-205}
6   AIN AL-LIBNE SINKHOLE   {-195}
7   OTHMAN REMAIHY SINKHOLE   {-163}
8   AAQROUB SINKHOLE   {-155}
9   BALLOUH BALAA SINKHOLE   {-152}
10   TARCHICH SINKHOLE   {-147}
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