Anonymous: Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave art (31,000 B.C.)

(Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France)

Something different this time. The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave is a cave which contains prehistoric art. The cave was discovered in 1994 and was sealed off to the public almost immediatly to preverse the delicate art in the cave. In the cave itself there are paintings of about 13 different spieces, like horses, woolly rhinoceroses, cattle, lions, mammoths etc. This picture shows one of the most famous panels of the cave and contains about 20 animals. On this you can see woolly rhinoceroses (below) who are fighting, 4 horses heads, a stag, two mammoths and some cattle. The pictures were drawn with charcoal on the rock. The art itself comes from the Aurignacian period and is about 31,000 years old.

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