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( Caves of Hercules )

The Caves of Hercules is an archaeological cave complex located in Cape Spartel, Morocco.

In 6000 BC, the Caves of Hercules were inhabited by Neolithic people.

In 1920, the caves were officially opened to the public. They were declared a National Heritage site in 1952. In 1982, electric lights were installed in the caves.

In 1986, the ashes of Brion Gysin, a renowned artist and writer, were scattered in the caves.[1]

On October 23, 1995, British rock group Def Leppard played a concert in the cave (along with concerts in London and Vancouver, Canada), thereby becoming the first rock group to play three concerts on three continents in one day. The achievement was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.[2]

On 20 December 2003, the caves were closed to the public due to a rockfall caused by nearby construction work, necessitating repairs and ensuring visitor safety. In January 2004, the caves were reopened to the public.[3] In October 2015, the caves reopened after a renovation commissioned by King Mohammed VI.

^ "Felicity Mason/Anne Cumming – A Brief Biography and Interview – Jennie Skerl". European Beat Studies Network. 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2017-04-12. ^ "Tangier: Hercules Cave (Grottes d'Hercules)". Retrieved 2013-07-05. "AP Archive". ^ MATIN, LE. "La réouverture au public est prévu cette semaine : les Grottes d'Hercule de Tanger ne présentent aucun danger pour les visiteurs". lematin.ma (in French). Retrieved 2023-06-07.
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