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Lascaux Cave  pre-historic art  World's Oldest Work of Art   Spain.  Exquisite

Lascaux Cave pre-historic art World's Oldest Work of Art Spain. Exquisite

Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave

Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave

Prehistoric art

Prehistoric art

14,000 year old bison sculptures, Le Tuc d’Audoubert cave, Ariege, France

14,000 year old bison sculptures, Le Tuc

14,000 year old bison sculptures, Le Tuc d’Audoubert cave, Ariege, France

Christened “The Sistine Chapel of Prehistory,” these ancient frescoes are the most spectacular prehistoric cave paintings in the world. Dating back approximately 17,000 years ago, the original cave paintings at Lascaux, near the village of Montignac, are some of the earliest known art by man. Incidentally, Cro-Magnon man was the first to show signs of artistic ability according to scientists.

Christened “The Sistine Chapel of Prehistory,” these ancient frescoes are the most spectacular prehistoric cave paintings in the world. Dating back approximately 17,000 years ago, the original cave paintings at Lascaux, near the village of Montignac, are some of the earliest known art by man. Incidentally, Cro-Magnon man was the first to show signs of artistic ability according to scientists.

Horses – Hall of the Bulls, Lascaux Caves, France (c. 15,000 - 13,000 BC) paint on limestone

Horses – Hall of the Bulls, Lascaux Caves, France (c. 15,000 - 13,000 BC) paint on limestone

The Lascaux caves closed to the public in 1963 but fungus still threatens the paintings

The Lascaux caves closed to the public in 1963 but fungus still threatens the paintings

below: Axial Gallery, Lascaux Cave, France, c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.:

below: Axial Gallery, Lascaux Cave, France, c. 15,000-10,000 B.C.:

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Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery

The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

Chauvet Cave Paintings Gallery

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