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The first visitors came into a cave to Altamira for the first time in 12 years

The first visitors came into a cave to Altamira for the first time in 12 yearsToday group of five people chosen in a random way, became the first visitors of a cave of Altamir 12 years later after its closing for general public. As reports the Ministry of Education, cultures and sports of Spain, these lucky carried out in a cave of 37 minutes.

In recent years access to this well-known cave was available only to scientists and the experts who are carrying out researches in a cave. For the analysis of impact of human presence and possibility of preservation of this world heritage 192 scientists were involved.

These researches defined the protocol of access to a cave. According to it, duration of visit will make 37 minutes with a strict route of movement and accurate time of stay in each point of a cave. Before an entrance, visitors will pass detailed instructing how to behave in a cave. To them disposable overalls, caps, masks and special footwear will stand out. Video and photo shootings will be forbidden.

During stay of visitors in a cave, will be continuous control of air temperature and rocks, relative humidity, microbiological pollution, CO2 and other parameters is carried out.