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25/09/2021
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Well of Hell

One of the Oman Cave Exploration Team’s cavers abseiling down the Barhout well, a sinkhole known as the “Well of Hell” in the desert of Yemen’s Al-Mahra province.

It is believed to be the first descent to the bottom of the forbidding sinkhole, whose dark and round aperture creates a 30m wide hole, plunging approximately 112m below the surface, forming a natural wonder shunned by many locals who believe it is a prison for genies.

One of the Oman Cave Exploration Team’s cavers preparing to abseil down the Barhout well, a sinkhole known as the “Well of Hell” in the desert of Yemen’s Al-Mahra province. AFP
One of the Oman Cave Exploration Team’s cavers preparing to abseil down the Barhout well, a sinkhole known as the “Well of Hell” in the desert of Yemen’s Al-Mahra province. AFP
One of the Oman Cave Exploration Team’s cavers abseiling down the Barhout well, a sinkhole known as the “Well of Hell” in the desert of Yemen’s Al-Mahra province (L); a caver standing by a stalagmite at the bottom of the Barhout well. AFP
One of the Oman Cave Exploration Team’s cavers abseiling down the Barhout well, a sinkhole known as the “Well of Hell” in the desert of Yemen’s Al-Mahra province (L); a sunbeam lighting up the Barhout well. AFP
One of the Oman Cave Exploration Team’s cavers abseiling down the Barhout well, a sinkhole known as the “Well of Hell” in the desert of Yemen’s Al-Mahra province. AFP

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