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Art & Literature Throughout the Ages - Original

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« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2008, 03:21:49 pm »

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   posted 07-26-2006 09:54 PM                       
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The oldest cave paintings found, date to 32,000 bc and can be found along the deep gorge of the Ardèche River in southern France:


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The Grotte Chauvet is one of hundreds of natural caverns cut into the pale limestone cliffs that form the Ardeche Gorge.

But it is unique. Its stone etchings and 416 paintings -a dozen more were discovered in the 15-day expedition that began last week-are, at 32,000 years, the oldest cave art known to science. The find consists of mural after mural of bold lions, leaping horses, pensive owls and charging rhinoceroses that together make up a veritable Louvre of Paleolithic art.
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http://donsmaps.com/chauvetcave.html

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