Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Why are the paintings at the Grotte Chauvet special?

Grotte Chauvet is a beautiful painted cave in France. It has several very large galleries with more than 300 paintings and engravings that were probably done 32,000 to 30,000 years ago. The paintings show rhinoceroses, felines, bears, owls and mammoths, as well as animals such as owls, hyenas and panthers which have never - or very rarely - been found in previous paintings of this period. In fact, some archaeologists believe that these may be the oldest known paintings in the world, and therefore, they are very special.

Source: Manorama Tell Me Why


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