• Khorbas cave

    Khorbas cave

    The historic khorbas caves of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf are one of the outstanding works of rock-cut architecture. There are indications-including multiple historical structures surrounding the caves and rock catacombs (man-made subterranean passageways for religious practice) which are scattered all across the Island- that the caves date back to the Parthian and Sassanid periods. Some experts say the caves were formed naturally more than 2,800 years ago due to receding water levels.Many historians argue that khorbas caves in Hormozgan province have been a temple or a worshiping place for the followers of Mithrasim or Anahita , the goddess of water and seas.