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Lascaux cave

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The most significant and extensive site for Paleolithic art was discovered by chance in 1940, tucked away in a cave in the Vezere Valley, near Montignac. More than 2,000 engraved and painted representations of animals and geometric figures-dating from 15,000 to 9,000 bc-cover the walls of the Lascaux cave.

So many people visited the cave, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that it had to be closed in the early 1960s to protect the fragile artwork from excessive humidity. A replica of the Lascaux cave was constructed nearby for public viewing.

.Lascaux is famous for its Palaeolithic cave paintings, found in a complex of caves in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, because of their exceptional ....The cave of Lascaux, France is one of almost 350 similar sites that are known to exist—most are isolated to a region of southern France and northern Spain..La célèbre grotte ornée du magdalénien, vieille de 17 000 ans. Présentation du site, visite virtuelle et historique des découvertes. Dordogne (24).

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