Evidence of the horrors of war, human heroism and selflessness - Adzhimushkaysky quarries in Kerch. Tens of thousands of tourists come here specially to commemorate the soldiers of the Adzhimushkay garrison, who defended the city and civilians who took refuge underground, from the Nazi invaders.
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From the history of Adzhimushkaysky quarries
Adzhimushkaysky quarries - man-made landmark of Kerch with a bitter history. Initially, they appeared in the process of limestone mining by local residents who built their homes from this natural material. Entire dynasties worked in artels underground. It was these people who later helped the Soviet soldiers navigate the intricate mazes.
When fierce battles for the Crimea were fought in 1942, and the Nazis came close to Kerch, 10,000 soldiers of the Adzhimushkay garrison and about 5,000 civilians descended into adits. The German invaders surrounded the quarries, trying with all their might to seize them, but the Soviet soldiers managed to make daring sorties and keep the defense of the city.
The defense lasted a long 170 days. During this time, heroic people equipped inside the catacombs:
- - Operating room
- - Headquarters
- - Barracks,
- - Field kitchen
- - Gas shelter.
The fascists did not stop their furious attempts to capture the quarries and destroy the soldiers of the garrison. They used paralytic gas, which was allowed in adits. A large number of military and civilians died from it. Even more died of starvation and lack of drinking water. It was almost impossible to get to the surface to collect water from the wells, but even after a few weeks the Nazis filled up the bodies of the killed Soviet soldiers.
To have at least some water, people put helmets under the arches of the dungeon, from which condensation sometimes dripped. Later, one of the locals, who took refuge underground, among others, showed the place where a deep well was dug in a rock.
Thousands of people died in the catacombs, protecting their hometown and country. A terrible impression remains from the inspection of the "children's" room, which is simply littered with toys. Here, during excavations, they found the body of a child in whose hands a teddy bunny was clamped. Excavations are carried out in Adzhimushkay quarries every summer, during which new evidence of terrible events appears, the remains of bodies and soldiers' medallions are found. The names of the dead are applied to the walls of the catacombs.
How to get there
More often than not, visitors to Adzhimushkay quarries become tourists who come to rest in Kerch. The main attraction of the city is located beyond its borders, about 4 km from the center.
From the Kerch bus station to the quarries can be reached by bus under the numbers 5, 6, 19, 4. You need to exit at the stop "Museum".
Near the catacombs runs one of the main city highways - Sverdlov Street, from the southern part of the suburb leads to them. Aivazovsky.
You can visit the quarries as part of organized excursions. Tickets are sold in Kerch at the tour desk. The trip may include a visit to the museum only underground or even additional attractions. In some hotels and pensions Kerch tourists are invited to sightseeing trips around the city, which includes a visit to Adzhimushkaysky quarries.
Using your own car, you can get to the place by following the GPS-navigator or guidebook, which are sold in souvenir shops and kiosks. On the map you can see how convenient it is to get to this famous museum from the bus station.
Adzhimushkaysky quarries: photos
Tourists love to take photographs near the Adzhimushkay quarries to leave a memory of evidence of visits to this legendary museum complex underground. If you take a photo in front of the entrance, then in the background there will be a large memorial complex of stone, in which there are sculptures of people.
The quarries themselves are not allowed to take pictures. In ticket offices, tourists are offered to buy ready-made disks with video excursions and high-quality photographs.
We have selected the best photographs of Adzhimushkay quarries, which give a complete picture of the scale of the structure and the horrors of the past war.
Tour price in 2019
Independent visits to Adzhimushkaysky quarries are prohibited. Tourists allowed inside organized groups with a guide. The tour is paid, but the price is almost symbolic. You will have to pay 200 rubles for an adult, and 60 rubles for a child. The museum complex is open daily except Mondays.
There is a ticket office in front of the entrance. The air temperature below the ground does not exceed 11 degrees, so to visit the catacombs you need to bring warm clothes and shoes. If this is not possible, then jackets can be rented at the box office. To feel more comfortable underground, it is best to take care of purchasing a flashlight in advance.
There is an age restriction on visiting Adzhimushkaysky quarries - children under 6 years old are not allowed here. Also, people with the smell of alcohol and animals will not be allowed into the dungeon.
The tour lasts about an hour. During this time, you will have to walk about 500 meters. In some places, the vaults of the dungeon are very low, do not exceed 1 meter 70 cm, so tall people have to bend down.
It’s hard to breathe in the quarries. Some people do not have enough air. Humidity reaches 100 percent, so if you feel unwell, it is better to refrain from visiting the main attractions of Kerch.
A visit to Adzhimushkaysky quarries is a must. This silent testimony of the heroism of the Soviet people touches the soul, delights and causes mixed emotions. And the price of a tour of this memorial place is disproportionate with the gratitude that every Russian person experiences for the exploits of his fathers and grandfathers.
Where is Kerch located?
Adzhimushkay used to be a village near Kerch, but has long been a part of the city, turning into its northern outskirts. There is a route connecting the hero city with the villages of Yurkino and Osoviny, where the famous Azov resorts of Crimea are located. Here you can visit the most interesting Royal Mound.
Adzhimushkaysky quarries: under the guise of native land
The inhabitants of the village since ancient times mined limestone for construction. As a result underground extensive intricate catacombs formed. In May 1942, when the Soviet troops left Kerch, about 10 thousand of the soldiers who remained here were entrenched in the dungeons, deciding to keep their defenses there until the very end. Kerch people who did not want to submit to the invaders joined them.
The defense of the settlement of Adzhimushkay lasted almost six months - until the month of October. Hiding in the catacombs, without the sun, in conditions of severe shortage of food and water, people continued to fight the enemy. Under the leadership of Colonel Yagunov P.M., Lt. Col. Yermakov A.S. and Burmina G.M., commissars Parakhina I.P. and Karpekhin M.N., senior lieutenant Povazhny M.G., the fighters in the dungeon not only stayed, but also inflicted significant damage on the enemy, made sabotage attacks, even went on a counterattack, diverting the considerable forces of the Nazis.
They sent poisonous gases into the quarries, blocked the waters, and bombed underground bombs. But only in October did they manage to capture an outpost. Of the 13 thousand of their defenders, only 48 were captured. The experience of the heroes of Adzhimushkaya was taken over by the Kerch people who decided to continue the fight against the enemy. In the catacombs under land (in Kerch several such complexes) successfully operated several partisan detachments.
After the war, local historians and search pioneers began restoring the history of the feat of the defenders of the catacombs. In 1967, a museum was opened. Then began the research of the catacombs themselves with the participation of students-geologists, cavers, survivors of the defense. In 1982, an excursion route opened directly in the quarries. A year later, the underground memorial received a two millionth visitor.
Museum is not for entertainment
Adzhimushkaysky quarries in Kerch - not a place for entertaining pastime. This is one of the reasons why children under 6 years old are not allowed here. The memorial makes a strong, but also heavy impression. They let it into the earth only accompanied by a guide - it is easy to get lost and get lost there.
The tour passes through the territory a little more than a hectare, the length of the route is only 400 m: the restrictions are due to the incompleteness of surveys of caves, where there are still many explosive materials from the time of the war. In 2008, additional reconstruction work was carried out here, contributing to the most complete reconstruction of the situation during the Second World War. In its place there are even partitions built by quarry defenders to protect against gases.
Tourists can see the underground well, where water was collected literally drop by drop, the room where the surgical operations were underground, the barracks, where the soldiers were able to rest at least a little between the battles. You can visit the underground chamber, which housed the headquarters of the Crimean Front and the outpost garrison.
Nearby are the field kitchen, which tried to somehow feed the defenders of the dungeon, and the tractor, which managed to become the only underground source of light. You can see and arranged pits by the fascists, where air bombs were laid for undermining, and gas shelter rooms separated from the general system of moves, which made it possible to escape from gas attacks.
The museum is open every day except Monday. The ticket price here is almost symbolic, given the difficulty in maintaining the underground galleries in good condition. You can’t take photos on the territory of Kerch’s sights, however, anyone can buy ready-made disks with photos. It is advisable to have a flashlight when visiting the catacombs. You also need to dress warmly, even in the summer, because underground is always cold.
Gifts to the children of the dungeon
In the city of Kerch, Adzhimushkay quarries have not yet been fully explored, work is ongoing. Often there are local enthusiasts who make their way there at their own peril and risk. They like to tell "Horror stories" about fireballs that sometimes appear in underground corridors.
But the most impressive place of the catacombs belongs to the museum and no mystical phenomena occur there. It is a room where the little heroes of Adzhimushkaya, the Kerch children, who left the enemy underground under the ground with their relatives, were buried. There is always a mass of flowers and children's toys in it - young sightseers give the most valuable things to their peers who have remained underground forever.
- Address: Malchenko street, 36, p. Adzhimushkay, Kerch, Crimea, Russia.
- Coordinates: 45 ° 22′52 ″ N (45.381105),36 ° 31′25 ″ E (36.523698).
- Phone: +7 (36561) 5-49-01.
- Official website: http://www.kerch-museum.com
- Opening hours: from 9:00 to 18:00.
Kerch occupies a special place in the rich in heroic pages of Crimean history. Adzhimushkaysky quarries - a symbol of the unshakable courage of the defenders of the hero city, his unwillingness to submit to any enemies. Watch at the end an interesting video about these catacombs. Enjoy watching!
The first sudden gas attack was carried out on May 25, 1942 by a special SS team that arrived from Berlin. We used gas and smoke checkers, which were thrown into the entrances for several hours. With a lack of fresh air, gas led to fatal choking.
After the gas attack, the number of people in the quarries was greatly thinned. In the Central quarries, no more than 3 thousand people remained. By this time, the civilian population had left the quarries. Survivors who ran to the surface to escape from the gas were captured. Those who died above were buried by the Germans in a mass grave. The dead in the quarries were buried here, only in the territory of one battalion there were 824 dead (according to the diary of Alexander Trofimenko).
Transmitted radiogram after a gas attack:
“To all the peoples of the Soviet Union! We, the defenders of the defense of the city of Kerch, gasp for gas, die, but do not surrender! ”
The Adzhimushkays were already prepared for the subsequent Hitler gas attacks. Walls were built from shell stone, gaps were shut up by improvised means. Here the military successfully hid from the gas.
Lack of water is the first thing the quarry dwellers have encountered. The well, located a few meters from the entrance was shot by the Germans. Water had to be fought with battle: for a bucket of water had to pay a bucket of blood. On May 21, 1942, nurse Maria Molchanova went to the well for water for the wounded. She managed to bring 7 buckets - at first the Germans did not shoot at her. The eighth bucket could not be brought - she was seriously wounded and died on May 23.
Maria Molchanova left three small children. A street and an alley in the village of Adzhimushka were named after her. Aleksey Kapler's novel “Two of Twenty Million,” based on which the film “Descended from Heaven” (1986) was written about her exploit. Vera Glagoleva played nurse Masha in it.
From the diary of junior lieutenant Alexander Trofimenko (died in July 1942 from starvation and exhaustion), found in the Central quarries:
16th of May. The Germans surrounded our catacombs on all sides. The church has a firing point, machine guns, machine guns. Most of the houses in Adzhimushka were captured by the Germans, and almost everyone had machine gunners. It becomes difficult to move in the yard. It’s hard to get water ...
May 20.As for water, things have worsened completely. The civilian population is not far from us. We are separated by a recently made wall, but I still go through them and often get interested in the mood. That's bad.
Here at least a hundred grams of water would still be possible to live, but the poor children cry and haunt. And we ourselves also can’t: our mouths are dry, you can’t cook without water. Who shared what he could. They drank the children from the jars down their throats, gave their rations to crackers ...
3 July.What happened to the well? Fritz was first bombarded with boards, wheels from carts, and on top with large stones and sand. In the depths he was free and water could be taken. Trubilin confidently reached the well through an underground passage during 36 hours of his hard work, he punched a hole in the well, found that water could be taken, he gently picked up a bucket of water, and drank it himself with his workers for the first time, and then quietly brought it to the headquarters of our battalion.
Water, water. Knocking circles. They drink it. I go there too. The captain handed me a full mug of cold clean water, whispering, he said:
- Drink, this is our water.
I don’t know how I drank it, but it seems to me that it was as if it was not there. By morning, water was already in the hospital, where they gave 200 g. How much joy - water, water! 15 days without water, and now, although not enough yet, there is water ...
There were no wells in the quarries themselves. Water could only be collected drop by drop from the ceiling and walls. Two wells were dug in the Central quarries; in Malykh they also tried to dig, but did not find water.
The well for the underground garrison was a matter of life, its location was carefully guarded, and the amount of water and its flow were controlled in writing. So that the well does not fill up with an explosion, powerful stone walls propped it up.
In the very first days of the defense of the Adzhimushkay quarries, Hitler sapper troops began to conduct constant subversive work. First of all, all the large entrances were blown up. Then, air bombs began to blow up the quarries.To do this, pits were hollowed out on the surface, several bombs were laid there at once. The explosions severely destroyed the quarries.
From the diary of the unknown commander of the Small Quarries:
26.05.1942. The enemy began demolition work, tearing up exits, heaping them with trash and household items of the villagers. The area of the 4th and 2nd battalions that are located near the village (Adzhimushkaya) explodes.
29.05.1942.They blew up over our location, and as a result of the collapse, almost the entire composition of the commanders of the 3rd battalion, convened by the battalion commander for a meeting, died.
30.05.1942. The regiment headquarters moved deeper into the quarry. New explosions are expected.
31.05.1942.The enemy tears all the exits. The trouble with the wounded. They managed to transfer the headquarters and the infirmary deep into the quarries to the old place. Blown up floors in old places.
The ceiling collapsed from the explosions, people found themselves under the rubble of rock, some were still alive, but it was not possible to pull them out. Subsequently, the military learned to determine by the sound of digging pits, where there will be an explosion and move to another place.
Under the protection of Kerch, a hospital was located in the Central Quarries. The wounded were sent to the crossing for evacuation, most of the medical staff did not have time to evacuate and remained surrounded. During the first gas attack, most of them were captured.
Here, complex operations, such as amputations, were carried out underground. The narcosis was moonshine, which was boiled from sugar, which was available in large quantities. Over the operating table, the ceiling is covered with a cloth so that the stone crumb does not fall on the wounds.
The wounded and sick suffered the most from the cold (temperature in the quarries from +6 to +10 degrees) and lack of sunlight. They were attributed to breaks from explosions basking in the sun, such places were called "sanatoriums".
The defense of the Adzhimushkay quarries lasted 170 days from mid-May to mid-November. The underground garrison not only survived and defended, but actively fought the enemy. The first days of May 18-24, 1942 were fierce battles to break through the environment and evacuate through the Kerch Strait.
May 25, 1942 the first gas attack occurred, which killed several thousand people. From that moment on, the garrison took up active defense: it made constant sorties against the fascists surrounding the quarries. And also attempts were made to contact the Kerch underground and the Great Land, reconnaissance was conducted, and machine-gun fire was underway.
From August to November 1942, the garrison of the Central quarries only maintained its defense: guarded the entrances, conducted reconnaissance, and fired back. At the Small Quarry garrison, the defense period began much earlier; there were no forces for large sorties.
After the fall of Sevastopol on July 4, 1942, the defenders of Adzhimushkaya did not have any hope for an early landing in the Crimea, they could only rely on themselves. On the same day, a sortie was made against the enemy and a large number of ammunition and weapons were captured.
On the next day, July 5, the commander of the underground garrison, Colonel Pavel Yagunov, died, exploded looking at a German grenade captured the day before. He was the only one buried in a wooden coffin.
Adzhimushkay quarry defense history museum
Site: kerchmuseum.ru Address: md. Adzhimushkay, st. Brothers Malchenko, house 34-36. Opening hours: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cash desk closes at 15.45. Monday is the day off. Children under 6 years old are not allowed in the museum. Cost: underground museum (tour 1.5 hours) - 400 rubles, beneficiaries - 300 rubles, up to 16 years - 85 rubles. The exhibition "Arms of 1941-1945" - 120 rubles, up to 16 years - for free.
The museum in Adzhimushkaysky quarries was created in 1966, in May 1967 was opened for visitors. It is part of the East Crimean Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve. It is the most visited museum of Kerch.
In 1982, the memorial complex “To the Heroes of Adzhimushkaya” was created - to the 40th anniversary of the defense of Adzhimushkaya. It is the entrance to the museum.
It is known that the German army treated the underground fortress as a fortified area, and when it was captured, it was not like partisans, but ordinary soldiers. For the Soviet leadership, the underground garrison is partisans, they are also called in Kerch and its environs. The village of Aji-Mushkai was renamed Partizany in 1948, later it entered the city line of Kerch as a microdistrict, having regained its former historical name.
The feat of the underground garrison was not evaluated at the Ministry of Defense of the USSR, none of its participants received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, even its most prominent participants were the commander of the garrison P. Yagunov, the commissar of the garrison Parakhin I. P., Burmin G. M. despite letters from the public.
Perhaps someday the Adzhimushkay quarries will make the underground fortress a hero fortress, like the Brest Fortress. She also deserves a high military rank.
History of the name of the area
On the territory of Crimea, a huge number of Turkic names. Adzhimushkay is no exception. “Gray-haired, gray stone” - this is the name of the village and quarry, where several centuries a shell rock was mined for construction. Ancient limestone builders in the territory of modern Kerch built the city of Panticapaeum from limestone. Until now, its ruins can be explored on the Kerch Mount Mithridates.
Drama of the defenders of Adzhimushkaya
A lot of terrible landslides and dead people were seen by Adzhimushkaya quarries, but the most tragic events happened in 1942. An organized detachment of the Red Army covered from the rear the retreat of the Crimean Front army to Taman.
The soldiers under the leadership of the commander Pavel Maksimovich Yagunov remained abandoned on the Crimean peninsula. In the formidable May 1942, about 10,000 military personnel and 5,000 civilians descended into the Adzhimushkaysky dungeons.
It was necessary to establish life and fight against the Nazis to the last drop of blood. And in the catacombs it was bad with food, water, light, warm clothes, medicines, ammunition ...
For lighting, it was necessary to burn rubber tires, pieces of wood, telephone cables. For some time, the inhabitants of the underground town used a tractor as a generator. During one of the bombing, he was under the rubble.
Thirst terribly tormented people, and the only well was bombarded by the Nazis. Each campaign for water was equated with a feat, many people died because of a bucket of water. The leadership of the garrison decided to hollow out an underground well, and in the thickness of stones, by joint efforts, it was broken through by a 14-meter-deep reservoir.
Despite the hardships and hardships, the fighters made sorties and rebuffed the enemy. German troops took revenge, avenged very cruelly. People in the quarries began to choke with deadly gases. There weren’t enough gas masks for all, civilians and fighters die from gas attacks. Trying to hide from suffocation, people go to distant adits, build gas shelters at dead ends.
170 long days defenders defended. October 31, 1942 the last Red Army surrendered. Adzhimushkaya defenders - eternal glory!
Museum of Defense History Museum of the Adzhimushkay Quarters
The exposition in Adzhimushka is a branch of the Kerch Museum of Local Lore, therefore Monday is a day off. All other days the museum awaits visitors from 9-00 to 17-00. Ticket offices are open until 15-45. For more information, call +7 (36561) 5-49-01.
- Restrictions on the territory:
- children under 6 are not allowed,
- intoxicated visitors,
- ban on photo and video shooting.
What else to see in Adzhimushka
At the entrance to the catacombs in 1982, the Heroes of Adzhimushkaya Memorial Complex was installed. The authors are sculptors E. Gorban, B. Klimushko. Go around the sculptures around, feel the breath of the era, honor the memory of the defenders of Kerch.
Waiting for the gathering of the group, be sure to look at the arms exhibition of the Second World War. It is located behind the main entrance to the quarry. The exposition will appeal to men and boys. All exhibits are provided with descriptions, you can touch a Degtyarev machine gun and a Mosin rifle into a live machine gun, take pictures with them.
A bit of history
On May 16, 1942, the Germans captured Kerch. The soldiers of the Crimean Front retreated to the Taman Peninsula. A small garrison remained in Kerch, cut off from the main forces of the Soviet army. From this moment begins the defense of the Adzhimushkaysky quarries - artificial caves formed during the extraction of shell rock. The remains of the urban population also hid underground.
The Nazis, who appeared on the Kerch Peninsula, immediately surrounded the object, installing wire fences in several rows. The entrances of the caves began to explode, and then heaped with stones. The galleries located underground also suffered - the Germans staged collapses there, pumped in asphyxiating gas mixed with smoke. Despite these actions, the defenders managed to make sorties, inflicting painful attacks on enemy positions. Heavy tanks exploded, posts were destroyed.
The people who were under siege needed food, they sorely lacked fresh water. There were also problems with ammunition and medicines. When you look into the Adzhimushkay quarries, the history of the war appears in all its ugliness. The defenders of Kerch survived in inhuman conditions, lost friends and relatives, but did not give up and continued to fight. Civilians and soldiers massively died from:
The feat of these people allowed the USSR army to gain time and to group for a decisive blow. The forces of the occupiers were drawing together from distant frontiers, weakening the German front. In total, about 10,000 people fought in the caves (civilians, the remains of border guards, marines, signalmen and aviators). In 1943, the quarries were completely liberated.
Search for materials and the foundation of the museum
In the 60s, the first attempts to study catacombs began. The first to deal with was Vladimir Birchert, a Kerch journalist who published the results of a sortie in the magazine Ogonyok (1961). At the same time, students of the 17th school began to search for historical artifacts. The real breakthrough happened in 1972, when the Search squad arrived from Odessa to Kerch. Historians teamed up with sappers, local cavers, signalmen and Kerch enthusiasts to conduct a large-scale study of the catacombs.
Military records (party and staff papers) belonging to the besieged garrison were discovered. The expedition worked in the most difficult conditions - collapses prevented the excavations, the level of lighting left much to be desired. The expedition continued its work, and various-caliber shells from the Second World War were soon discovered. In addition, the expedition found hundreds of unexploded grenades and mines.
In 1973, a more numerous and prepared expedition arrived in Kerch, which included veterans Shaidurov and Kaznacheev, as well as V. Abramov (military historian). The trip was fruitful - enthusiasts discovered 150 artifacts, which subsequently replenished the museum's exposition. The search group chose the central adit, where the main walkie-talkie was once located, as a guideline. But the underground museum in the quarries has been operating since 1967.
What attracts travelers to Adzhimushkay quarries
For the convenience of users, we mark Adzhimushkaysky quarries on the map of the Kerch Peninsula. The museum is an underground storage open for ordinary tourists to visit. Here are a few reasons to visit the attractions:
- Historical value. Going underground, you’ll better understand the legendary defenders of Kerch, who entered into an unequal battle with the Nazi occupiers.
- Original exposure. The museum stores personal items of soldiers, military artifacts (walkie-talkie, shells, mines, sapper shovels), valuable historical documentation, maps and schemes, weapons.
- The proximity of other interesting objects. You can visit other attractions located near the quarries.
- Budgeting. The fee for the tour is very symbolic, but we will write about this a little later.
- Level of fame. Catacombs featured in various literary works, as well as in the 1986 film "Descended from Heaven".
You can join one of the catacomb excursions organized by museum workers. The tour lasts an hour, but during this time you will learn a lot of interesting things. They will show you:
- cave methods of water extraction,
- shelters from gas attacks,
- operating room
- head cave
- field kitchen.
In 1982, two monuments were erected next to the quarries dedicated to the memory of people who died in the catacombs. According to reports, 2,000 civilians and regular army soldiers were killed during the defense. The memorial is visible at a distance of several kilometers. As for the underground halls, their total length reaches 400 meters.
If you are determined to visit Adzhimushkaysky quarries, we will tell you how to get to them now. The facility is located at the intersection of the streets of the Malchenko brothers and the Danchenko family. The complex is located near Kerch (1300-meter distance). For those who are used to traveling by public transport, we advise you to get to the central bus station, and then transfer to trolley bus number 4. The algorithm of actions for travelers using their own car looks like this:
- Leaving the city, moving along Gagarin Street.
- You get to Adzhimushkayskoye highway.
- Overcome the distance of 1300 meters.
- See a huge memorial.
- You're at the place.
About the time of the museum we wrote above. Note that the day off is Monday. You will have to pay a certain amount for entry (it all depends on the age of the visitor), there is the concept of “excursion service”. Here are the rates:
- adult ticket - 200 rubles,
- children's ticket - 80,
- translation services - 250,
- visiting the exhibition (adult ticket) - 60,
- child visiting the exhibition - 30,
- individual excursion - 1000.
There is a lower age limit for visiting the catacombs - 6 years. The restriction is due to the nature of the exhibits that can negatively affect babies. Since the caves are pretty cool inside, we recommend taking a sweater, sweater or light jacket with you. Photographing or shooting videos in the dungeon is prohibited. If you really need to keep something in mind, you can purchase an information booklet and a disk with photos.