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20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric 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/ . . . .

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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.

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The 9 Most Stunning Cave Photographs

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.

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Chauvet Cave, the 2nd oldest known cave art in Europe

Chauvet Cave, France - The oldest known cave art in Europe is the Chauvet Cave in France. The oldest paintings from the Chauvet Cave were made by hunters and gatherers around 32,400 years ago.

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The Order Takes me back to the Paleolithic cave paintings in France Kandy Hurley #graffitiart #gifts #digitalart @grimalkinart

Chauvet Cave paintings discovered 1994 Paleolithic 40,000-10,000 BCE Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vk5mK4qKV6w/TdsLPLkuYYI/AAAAAAAABFY/ejmM_oXBxZc/s640/634x375chauvet-cave-rhino-painting_2351.jpg

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Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP.

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