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Devilstep Hollow Cave, located near Crossville, Tenn., has been identified as one of the state’s most archaeologically significant caves. Twenty-two charcoal pictographs, engraved petroglyphs, and a small panel of mud glyphs have been found within the depths of the cave, which is located on 400 acres of the Cumberland Trail State Park. This Falcon Warrior petroglyph inside Devilstep Hollow Cave dates to the Mississippian culture. (Photo: Cumberland Trail State Park) Images there include a bird effigy with human arms, weeping eyes, dog effigies, and a six-foot long fish-like monster with a forked tail and long sharp teeth. “Devilstep Hollow Cave is very important archaeologically - not just in Tennessee, but all over the region,” says Jim Brannon, a park ranger and interpretive specialist with Cumberland Trail State Park. “What makes it unique is that all three art forms are found in one cave: petroglyphs, pictographs and mud glyphs.”
Once did a tour on the basements of one of the buildings in the Royal Mile. What I thought was a road at street level, was actually raised above a valley between two hills that had been completley filled in with basements and sublevels that had been used in the past for housing - the old city had become so overcrowded that property owners were renting out their basement and storage levels. At least until the time of the plague. It's safe apart from the very narrow spiral steps, but scary due to the lack of lighting. Text