Maksim Danilchenko, a student at the Vernadsky CFU’s Institute of Physics and Technology, has created a 360-degree virtual tour of Tavrida Cave.
Any explorer who is interested in and would like to admire the beauty of the cave, described as unique and unparalleled in Crimea, but who cannot come and see it with their own eyes, can now enjoy it from the comfort of their home.
The virtual tour can be downloaded from https://disk.yandex.ru/d/zC4axgXRXwUOnQ.
A modified online version of the Tavrida Cave Virtual Tour developed by the Vernadsky CFU’s FabLab laboratory is available at https://tavrida-tour.cfuv.ru.
Tavrida Cave was only discovered in 2018 near the town of Zuya in central Crimea during the construction of Tavrida motorway. The cave is over 1 km long, which makes it the largest in the foothills of the Crimean Mountains, and contains plenty of well-preserved animal remains dating back more than half-a-million years.
The cave is now part of the University’s Speleology and Palaeontology Research Complex created within the federal academic leadership programme Priority 2030.
Tavrida Cave was opened to the public in July 2022. It bas become a major tourist attraction in the area and is accessible for visitors year-round through both self-guided and guided tours. It is also equipped for visitors with special mobility needs.