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The Iran Salt Caves 2019 expedition returned

After a fruitful first week from the scientific point, but not gratifying from the exploratory one, the long awaited discovery of new cavities has arrived.
A group of 17 Italian speleologists and some Iranian friends have worked to clarify the phenomenon of the Saline Diapires in the Fars and Busher regions south of Shiraz.

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Deserts of Persia

For some years now, ancient Persia, today Iran, seems to have become a habitual territory for the La Venta Association. After the two expeditions of 2018, one in the pierced high altitudes of the extreme north and one in the south of the country, not far from the Persian Gulf, a new expedition is about to leave.

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Caves and black holes, the universal sense of exploration

At the beginning of December the speleologist and vice-president of La Venta, Francesco Sauro, was invited to hold the lectio magistralis for the inauguration of the 931th Academic Year of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world. Here we report his impressions, and the publication in these days together with other Unibo researchers of a new important scientific article resulting from the research of the Tepui Project of La Venta.

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A beautiful thank you from Stefano Marighetti

We have received this email and we like to report it in full:
"I am writing to you because in these days the anniversary of my degree is celebrated. I spoke to you of the thanks given at the end of the thesis in which I spoke of La Venta. In Atacama we talked about it and I think that the members of the Association could be enthusiastic about having spurred on a young speleologist to enroll in university and deepen the scientific side of speleology.

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First news from the Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland

After a night at the airport in Reykjavik, we arrived on the Vatnajokull glacier on Sunday morning, just enough time to set up the tents and the rain started to welcome us. Fortunately the temperatures are not so extreme (we are always talking a few degrees above the thermal 0) but for the first day it was impossible to get out of the tents due to rain and strong wind.

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