monastery, fortress of the 16 century.
small Russian town of Pechory. The ancient caves.
owes its name to caves drilled in solid limestone by underground waters. They are
naturally ventilated, and have a constant temperature of +5 centigrade.
Here is the monastery
The ancient caves - an enormous burial vault for monks, as well as laymen - are of great
interest in the Monastery of the Caves. The caves branch off into seven galleries in which
nearly ten thousand bodies are buried: some coffins are on the floor, while others are
bricked up in the wall. All 7 branch of caves are approximately 218 meters long.