Atacama salt caves 3D

Although it is now over a year since the last expedition in search of micro-organisms that live in the salt caves of the Cordillera de la Sal (Chile) for the project "Reading the salt caves of Atacama", it is difficult to forget the numerous past adventures and nights spent staring up at the stars before falling asleep.

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Errata corrige

In the book of the twenty-fifth of the Association the editors made a mistake in attributing the photo published on page 52 which depicts the entrance of the Cueva de la Vuelta into the Rio la Venta on the day it was discovered and explored for the first time.

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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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