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Nerja cave discoverers unite for 61st anniversary

Nerja cave discoverers unite for 61st anniversary
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  • While playing in the area on 12 January 1959, four young boys found a hole which led them to the Neolithic cave

Four of the five men who discovered the Nerja caves on 12 January 1959 gathered outside the historical site last Sunday to mark 61 years since its discovery.

María López, widow of José Luis Barbero, joined brothers Miguel and Manuel Muñoz, Francisco Navas and José Torres, who were young boys when they found a hole which led them to the Neolithic cave while playing in the area.

During Sunday's photo call Navas recalled that he had persuaded his friends to go hunting for bats when they came across the entrance.