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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

LOVE. Male and female figures from Ubirr Rock, Arnhem Land, Australia

arte rupestre: Rock paintings: Male and female figures from Ubirr Rock, Arnhem Land, Australia

Two Reindeer, Cro-Magnon Painting from Font-de-Gaume Cave, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France c.17,000 BCE

Two Reindeer, Cro-Magnon Painting: Font-de-Gaume Cave, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, FR, BCE - that's quite advanced art.

Africa | Rock painting.  Tamadjert, Algeria | ©Giancarlo Salvador

Africa | Rock painting. Tamadjert, Algeria | ©Giancarlo Salvador

Altamira Cave paintings in Cantabria, Spain

Altamira bison~~Altamira is a cave in Spain that became famous for its colored cave paintings, depicting the wild mammals and the human hands from its vault.

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

Beautiful drawing of horses facing one another in Chauvet Cave in France. Art dates back to years. The film "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" by Wernor Herzog is as close as one can get to the art as the caves are not open to the public.

Inanke Cave, Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, 8000-3000 B.C. This cave is one of hundreds painted by the San people, aka Bushmen.

Inanke Cave, Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe, B. This cave is one of hundreds painted by the San people, aka Bushmen.

The cave of Rouffignac in France contains ice age art, including paintings and etchings of animals such as the mammoth, woolly rhino and cave bear.

Rouffignac, grota stu mamutów, i nosorożców, epoka magdaleńska, 13 tys pne

Altamira Cave Paintings. Upper Paleolithic paintings of animals such as wisent (European bison) and horses cover the low cave ceiling. It was discovered, by modern man at least, in 1880 and was the first example of prehistoric art ever discovered. It changed the views on our ancestors dramatically.

20 Most Fascinating Prehistoric Cave Paintings (cave paintings, lascaux cave paintings, altamira cave paintings) - ODDEE

For the ancient San, or Bushmen, rock paintings, like this cave drawing of an eland in South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains, weren't just representations of life; they were also repositories of it. When the San painted an antelope, he didn't just pay homage to a sacred animal; they also harnessed its essence.

Image detail for -Drakensberg Range, South Africa, Antelope Cave Art, Photo of the Day .

The Painted Gallery of Lascaux, France, is filled with colorful renderings of animals and people painted about 17,000 years ago

Lascaux Caves is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. These paintings are estimated to be years old.

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Bull, horses and stag – Magdalenian (c. 18,000 BC) detail of painted wall Chamber of the Bulls, Cave of Lascaux (Dordogne, France)

Bull, horses and stag – Magdalenian (c. BC) detail of painted wall Chamber of the Bulls, Cave of Lascaux (Dordogne, France)

Rock painting from the Tasili-n-ajjer region of the central Sahara: these images of a type of giraffe living in the central Sahara during the Halocene Wet Phase are only a small part of the evidence pointing to a savannah Sahara at this time.

the Sahara became a desert, it was home to many savanna animals, such as the giraffe. People began to paint/ etch the Sahara's animals in desert rock about yrs ago. that the oldest remaining pictures date back to 6500 B.

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