Found in 1940 in a complex of caves in southwestern France, Lascaux is renowned for its Palaeolithic cave paintings. Speculated to be up to 20,000 years old, the paintings are mostly of large animals which are evidenced to have lived in the area at the time. These paintings are relevant to today because it shows that just as in the present time, people liked to be creative and document the things of their time, which is something that separates us from our even more ancient ancestors.

Red Cow & Horse, Lascaux Cave art paintings (Prehistoric - years old)

Altamira Cave Painting  --  Spain  --  12,000 BCE

From: lascaux.fr/ Music 'Lullaby' by Chorus of Tribes HE LASCAUX CAVES were discovered purely by chance. On 12 September 1940 four boys were roaming through…

Ancient Paleolithic paintings in Lascaux, south west of France. This cave art is located near the village of Montignac in the Dordogne. Dates to around 12,000 BC.

See real cave art. Ancient Paleolithic paintings in Lascaux, south west of France. This cave art is located near the village of Montignac in the Dordogne. Dates to around BC.

Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000–32,000 years ago.

Chauvet France Cave Paintings Gallery Discovered on December it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. A study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately years ago.

The Horses of Pech-Merle Cave in France                                                                                                                                                                                 More

The Horses of Pech-Merle Cave in France-the earliest known depictions of Appaloosas-the oldest identifiable breed.

at the Lascaux Caves in France,Snøhetta and Casson Mann designed a building to frame a huge replica of some of the world's most famous prehistoric cave paintings. The pale grey walls are made up from horizontal strips of concrete that emulate the limestone geology of the actual site

New photographs reveal Snøhetta's Lascaux IV Caves Museum in southern France

Lascaux IV by Snøhetta and Casson Mann - "Lascaux IV offers visitors an opportunity to discover the caves in a unique way that reveals a sense of wonder and mystery, as if they, too, were the first group of adventurers to stumble upon the cave paintings,"

Lascaux cave complex in southwestern France, discovered in 1940 by four teenagers, contains some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art estimated to be 17,300 years old. By 1955, carbon dioxide produced by 1,200 visitors per day had visibly damaged the paintings. The cave was closed to the public in 1963. Tourists now visit a replica known as Lascaux II, which opened in 1983 & now draws more than 250,000 people each year. . . . .   ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/  . . . .

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings (cave paintings, lascaux cave paintings, altamira cave paintings) info on discovery of and contents of caves and pictures of cave art

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