The cave paintings are among the greatest and most fascinating discoveries of human culture. There are more than 300 in Europe alone, cave paintings have been analyzed and interpreted ever since the first known form of parietal art was discovered in 1870 in Altamira, Spain.
This place is more than 35,000 years old. They are considered one of the world’s most important locations for Upper Paleolithic cave paintings. This has also been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Altamira was the world’s first place where the existence of rock art from the Later Stone Age (LSA) was identified
2- Chauvet Cave
They were discovered in late 1994. They are one of the oldest and best-preserved collections of prehistoric paintings in the world. They have more than 1,000 images, including the famous Horse Panel and the Panel of Lions, which have been chronicled since its discovery in 1994.
3- Cueva De Las Manos
It has been the most famous prehistoric cave paintings in South America. They hold hundreds of fascinating rock art depictions, including images of native wildlife like the llama-like guanaco and rhea (flightless bird), in addition to the world-famous stencils of human hands. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, the cave’s prehistoric artwork is estimated to be between 9,500 to 13,000 years old.
4- El Castilo
They are estimated to be more than 40,800 years old and hold more than 150 paintings, including stenciled hands like Argentina’s Cueva de las Manos, as well as depictions of animals, including horses, deer, mammoths and dogs.
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