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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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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, 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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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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Chauvet Cave Paintings in France -- Discovered in 1994, most of the artwork in the cave dates to 30,000 to 32,000 years ago.

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Inside Lascaux Cave France: Ice Age Caves Very Few Can See Today

Hall of The Bulls, Lascaux Caves France. The five metre-long bulls, the graceful stags, the rutting bison, the very same prehistoric images discovered in 1940 that changed the history of art.

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lascaux cave Montignac, France discovered in 1940, spectacular for both variety and number of paintings

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The Cave of Lascaux discovered Sep12th 1940

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