first ever cave museum in the globe is to be built in the
12,000-year-old cave of Huto in a joint venture by Iranian and
The cave is located near Behshahr, in the northern Mazandaran
province and archaeologists have found evidence of people living
there during the Ice Age. “French cave museum expert Marie
Chanetalle Souteau has visited the cave for a preliminary study.
on the pilot plan, we are going to build an exhibition hall in
there to showcase primitive tools and other artifacts discovered
in this pre-historic cave,” said Soheila Rajaei, director of
Mazandaran’s Cultural Heritage Organization (CHO).
She argued that the main reason to construct such a cave museum
was revival and maintenance of pre-historic relics, further
adding archaeological studies to incorporate another nearby cave,
Kamarband, in the project would start as soon as they get the